Monthly Archives: April 2017

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The history of tweed: function and fashion

Fashionable and functional tweed clothing from Fur Feather & Fin

Tweed could be considered as the closest thing we have to British national dress; it is the cloth of royalty, deerstalking, fly-fishing, academics and fictional detectives. Following the path tweed has forged leads us to an interesting history entwined with class, gender and fashion from the 19th century to the present day. Fur Feather & Continue Reading →

Quarry shooting seasons for game bird and wildfowl in Britain

where appropriate shooting clothing for the sport

There are several game birds, waterfowl and mammals which can be shot legally, and there are seasons when this is illegal. This helps to ensure the birds and animals breed successfully and move between breeding and wintering grounds. Be sure to have the best shooting clothing and shooting accessories ready for the season ahead and Continue Reading →

Delicious spring picnic ideas

Have a picnic with some FFF sloe gin

When the weather is just right – not too hot or cold – the best way to enjoy it is with a good old fashioned picnic. Lounging out on a blanket in the park, wearing your Fur Feather & Fin ladies country clothing, with your best picnic set by your side and sharing delicious food Continue Reading →

Celebrating the rise of lady shooters

national ladies shooting day 2017 poster

Shooting was once a country sport which was highly dominated by men, however this is no longer the case. Lady guns have been on the rise over the last decade as more and more women discover the exciting experiences that await them. This rise in numbers brings with it the rise in clubs and events Continue Reading →

Learn more about Britain’s birds of prey

Use birdwatching binoculars when looking for birds of prey

Birds of prey have impressive aerial skills and a hunting instinct which make them the lords of the skies, but do you know the difference between the raptors found across Britain? These birds have much better vision than ours; powerful talons to catch and kill prey, and a hooked beak perfect for tearing the flesh Continue Reading →

A guide to the Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Horse Trials in May 2017

The world-famous Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is less than a month away, and for those of you who already have tickets or are on their way to buying some, we have a guide for what to expect on the day.

Join in the jolly fun at London’s Tweed Run

Join the Tweed Run wearing your best tweed clothes

Taking place on Saturday 6th March, the Tweed Run is a metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of vintage flair, and a fun event for all the family. Get out your best tweed clothes and head off on a jaunty bike ride around London, cycling past the city’s most iconic landmarks. It’s a great and Continue Reading →

Stunning stately homes to visit on the Easter weekend

Stunning stately homes to explore on a family outing this Easter

Britain has many fine stately homes and grand country mansions. Surrounded by beautifully cultivated gardens and expansive grounds, they are ideal for strolling around on a warm bank holiday weekend and make for a fun destination on a family day trip.