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One can easily tell houndstooth fabric by its distinctive broken checks and four pointed shapes. This fabric was traditionally woven of black and white wool in the lowlands of Scotland. It got its name because the pattern resembles that of the jagged back teeth of hound dogs. In the 1930s and '40s, houndstooth fabric became very popular. Now designers use houndstooth for that vintage or retro lookHere's a great do-it-yourself chest of drawers in a houndstooth pattern that I just found today and placed on my DIY pinterest board.
Read more: What Is Houndstooth Fabric? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6192646_houndstooth-fabric_.html#ixzz1wgqNmOBm
|Pair of David Long Modified Wingback Chairs in Seafoam Blue and Cream Houndstooth (at my upholsterer's shop).|