Tag Archives : Stornoway

How Harris Tweed is made – From loom to shop – Part 3


Reading Time: 10 minutesIf you’d asked me a year ago how Harris Tweed was made, I’d have replied something close to this: The wool comes to the mill and is made into yarn. The yarn is transported to the weavers at their crofts and they weave it into tweed. The tweed is then transported and made into many wonderful things. Job done. Sounds…

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Travelling to the land of Harris Tweed – part two


Reading Time: 13 minutesAfter a busy day one getting to know the nitty gritty of Harris Tweed and discovering Stornoway (catch up on it here), day two I was up early and rearing to go. Having read the Hebridean crime novels and the accompanying photos book by Peter May, I was very excited to experience it first hand. Not so much the murders, mind…

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Travelling to the land of Harris Tweed – part one


Reading Time: 10 minutesEver since I rediscovered Harris Tweed it has been a desire of mine to travel to the Hebrides and seek out it’s roots. Last year we did a mini-tour of Scotland and ended up in Ullapool, the village where the ferry to the Hebridean islands leaves from. Just a three hour trip on the ferry and I could have been…

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Harris Tweed update and book tips!


Reading Time: 8 minutesRegular readers will know that if there is a fabric of choice around these parts it’s tweed, of the Harris variety by choice (well, ok, we could be talking about denim as well, but not right now). I wrote a post about Harris Tweed almost a year ago, as a basic primer and intro to the wonderful woven wool. Since…

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