Friday, October 16, 2009

The Harris Tweed Update

This week I purchased some gorgeous Harris Tweed wool that I transformed into a couple of Wayfarer Purses. They will be available in my shop beginning of next week. Harris Tweed is a luxury cloth that has been handwoven by the islanders on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland using local wool. A wide selection is available in plain, barleycorn, herringbone, checks and tartans. My favorite is the barleycorn cloth with its subtle flecks of different color all spun together. I purchased a few yards in blue, gray and brown from my local fabric shop. I'm now looking into purchasing some directly from the manufacturer. I read that they provide you with the labels pictured above if you do so. I can't wait to create more handbags using this magnificent cloth!

7 comments:

Star of the East said...

The fabric looks promosing, looking forward to the results!

Meltem said...

I'm very curious about your new designs with them!

Loddelina said...

A perfect fabric for cold weather - t looks so cozy!

edward and lilly said...

Sounds so divine!

Thea said...

I LOVE Harris tweed. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I am certain it will be fabulous!

alissa said...

ooo just the description sounds gorgeous!

matchstickgirl said...

wonderous !!!

cant beat Harris Tweed