Friday, 16 October 2015
Here are a few facts about Harris tweed and what makes it such a stylish yet classic fabric:
- Harris Tweed is a tweed dyed and spun in the Scottish Outer Hebrides and woven by hand in homes of local crofters.
- The Isle of Harris is located in the far north west of Scotland on the edge of western Europe. It is part of long chain of small islands called the Outer Hebrides
- Tweed is a natural fibre textile, woven with a soft, open weave and made from wool. The word Tweed derives from the Scots word tweel or twill, a type of weave common to the cloth.
- The tweed is woven by hand, every single metre. The loom mechanism is powered by foot and the hands tie, work and repair the cloth as it is being woven.
These beautiful jackets are now here at Lindsey James, ready to try on!