Brought up and based on the Isle of Lewis, we are surrounded by inspiration from the sea to the machair to the moorland. Beautiful colours which change with the seasons and can be seen within many of our finished tweeds but I am mainly drawn to the more vibrant colours...neon pinks, yellows, purples, sky blue. We make many different patterns from classic herringbone's to stripes and our classic patchwork.
In the 80's my parents were designing and weaving their own tweeds and it is from them that I have learnt the skills needed to now make my own Harris Tweeds.
"Harris Tweed, or Clo Mor (The Big Cloth) is the only fabric in the world governed by its own Act of Parliament.
From start to finish the cloth is in the hands of skilled and experienced artisans who oversee every stage of production utilising generations of knowledge to produce a product worthy of the name Harris Tweed.
Furthermore a 1993 Act of Parliament underpins the unique status of Harris Tweed and decrees that genuine Harris Tweed must be made from pure virgin wool which has been dyed and spun on the islands and handwoven at the home of the weaver in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland."
Written by the Harris Tweed Authority.