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Fantastic support for our fabulous Harris Tweed industry. Loving this revival – long may it last.


My running commentary on London has gotten a little sidetracked…

Let’s just say, we are temporarily moving north; Scotland to be precise…to the Isle of Lewis.
You are probably asking yourself, “why the heck is she taking us there”?

Many years ago, when I was working for Christian Lacroix, one of his early Haute Couture and subsequent Ready to Wear collections featured Harris tweeds.

His inspiration stemmed from a sports jacket (similar to the one below) he owned, which was made up from a patchwork of tweed fabrics.

It was this interpretation which found its way into some of his most creative Ready to Wear collections in the early 90’s.

Today, tweed is finding itself back in fashion. If truth be told, it never quite went out of fashion, it just became less fashionable.

The definition of Harris Tweed, is a tweed cloth which has been hand woven by…

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A Little Bit of Fame!

Priory Church


We are happy to share this wonderful piece of work by textile artist “Joanne Bowes” which will be the DLDD Facebook cover photo fer the next 7 days….

“Here is my picture (reverse applique) of Priory Church.

I am a Textile Artist who worked and studied at Dunstable (Central Beds) College/University of Bedfordshire and am very keen to see Dunstable achieve a higher and more profitable profile.

I think that Priory is one of our finest assets and that Dunstable has a very strong artistic heritage. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our history and our local talent.

I hope that we will be able to capitalise on our local creative talent as the Master Plan develops and Dunstable becomes recognised as an exciting place to live, work and shop.

Joanne Bowes”