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The Harris Tweed Samples


My Harris Tweed samples arrived today! You have no idea how excited I was when I saw a package waiting for me in my mailbox that traveled all the way from the Isle of Harris, Scotland. FIrst thing I did after I opened it was to arrange my samples by color on my cutting table in the studio. Like a kid in a candy store, I could not contain my excitement. Sampling them one by one in my hand, I imagined what they could be transformed into. I matched two colors up to each other and thought of a two tone bag. Another one, in a beautiful shade of heathered blue, I imagined adorned with a bird on a branch sitting against a blue sky. After a while my sugar high was so intense that I had to step away. I did manage to make a selection for my next order. I chose some gorgeous blues along with some other  spring-inspired shades. It was so hard to make a decision since I really want them all!




Comments

Lakshmi said…
Such beautiful colors , elisa . Can't wait to see the goodies you come up with !!
Kristin said…
Look at all those gorgeous colors!
I've always loved your choices, whatever they may be, Elisa. I can understand how difficult it is to choose!
Natanya Elka said…
Oh, my goodness ~ how pretty... I just *love* the blues and the reds! Have fun with your new colors!

xoxo
ArtMind said…
Oh my, INSTANT happiness! I can so feel your excitement - what gorgeous samples. Did you drool really bad? ;)
Enjoy picking out your fabrics, Elisa!! :)
Sandrine said…
Oh yes I know what you mean LOL!!
Getting hyper getting to open a fabric parcel! :)
That must be sooooo hard to pick Elisa, I am sure you will do a terrific job, trust your intuition!
Have a great week xx
Dia said…
Sooo beautiful! It would be tough to choose. The tweeds remind me of the scottish dancers my high school had. There were twelve dancers and each dancers costume was sewn of a different colored tweed imported from Scotland.
Have fun!!!

Dia*
Kjersten said…
Oh my gosh! I LOVE those colors. I can't wait to see what you make with them.
Thank you all for your sweet and encouraging comments. it's what keeps me going. :)

Natanya-I did chose a lot of blues. Must have been very inspired by the sea here. Deep ocean blues and light heathered blue/grays.

And yes I did drool very badly Artmind! Had to step away from the samples to avoid ruining them lol

Thanks for your confidence that I picked the right colors Sandrine and Dawn. It was so tough. I am limited to how much I can spend on an order so it is even more difficult!
abigail said…
oh my god, so beautiful!
I can't wait to see what you make!!
glazedOver said…
Sugar high. So funny! Looks like a crop of beautiful tweeds, Elisa. In your talented hands, - their future looks bright indeed!

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