A True Celebration of Hebridean Life

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More Dyeing Results

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Fabrics dyed with the last dregs of previously brewed natural ingredients.

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More lovely bundles waiting to be revealed – as usual will have to be patient.

Today is TWEED DAY

LET’S ADOPT IT IN THE UK!

Well – missed it! Yesterday was Tweed Day in America (but it might not be linked to our fantastic fabric.) However, think we should adopt a Tweed Day anyway – we need to celebrate what we are actually good at. Perhaps it could coincide with the London (or other) Tweed Run? What do you think? If you like the idea please spread the word.

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Yes, put away your gold lamé–because today is TWEED DAY!

TWEED DAY TALE

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 10:25 AM

APRIL 3rd IS TWEED DAY

By M-J de Mesterton

Our friend Steve Worthington, eminent storyboard artist and sculptor, has written and illustrated a tale for Tweed Day, which is today, the Third of April, 2013.

Click upon the miniature picture to see Steve Worthington’s scintillating Tweed Day tale, an action-story that includes cartoon-images of me and my husband, and highlights the desirability of tweed cloth*….

*Tweed is cloth, not “fabric”.

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Look for this label

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

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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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Contemporary Textiles Fair

Yey! Just booked Stand 4 at Landmark’s Contemporary Textiles Fair in Teddington 8-10 March. Excited and nervous at the same time – hope visitors like my work.

Excellent news but now comes the hard work building up sufficient stock levels.

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Also entering Luton Hoo Walled Garden Open so no time for Standing and Staring for me!

LHWG

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