Big Girls Can Spirograph Too!

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Problem – soooo many pics that my backup external hard drive is getting perilously full.
Solution – a new hard drive to store just my photos (you thought I was going to have a massive cull didn’t you?}
Confession – did delete a few but not enough to create significant additional space!
Confession 2 – Magpie tendencies run in the family – my Sister, Mum and Dad developed this to Degree Level!

JOY – have discovered some of my early Spirograph Designs which led to the pieces I have been sharing with you
Problem 2 – more Spirography now added to my To Do List!

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Harris Tweed – Weaving a Way of Life in the Outer Hebrides

Another lovely film from the Harris Tweed Authority including the very helpful and approachable Norman MacKenzie, who I met on my visit to the islands last year (and definitely does have an accent!).

Go Harris!

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Visit my New Folksy Shop

Joanne Shewan Textiles Folksy Shop

Beautiful handmade and naturally dyed pure wool scarves

Beautiful handmade and naturally dyed pure wool scarves

 After months of deliberation (and avoidance) I have finally sorted out my initial foray in online selling.

As a starting point I eventually decided to give Folksy – the place to buy handmade gifts and craft supplies and for British designers and makers to sell their work – a try.

It was very easy and my new shop is now up and running so I hope you will make a quick visit and check it out.

JoanneShewan Folksy Shop

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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