I am so inspired by this video about the weavers and the local culture around Harris Tweed, on the Isle of Lewis & Harris in Scotland’s outer Hebrides. I seem to be hooked on these woolen mill films these days! I am not so much infatuated with the idea of weaving the tweed yarn, but if I could be immersed into any one part of the process, it would be the blending and carding of the many colors of wool for the tweed affect in yarn spinning. This is what excites me the most, and thinking a lot about what to card next on my new blending board. I realize that I am , and always have been a colorist. Like a painter dreams of mixing pigments on palette, I am the very same, and training to see past the surface into a hidden palette of color in the fiber. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this video I’ve watched now countless times…
Thank you Jen, I enjoyed watching the video, it was lovely to see the process of making Harris Tweed.
I have only scratched the surface with that video , there will be more to come… 😉
Thank you Jen, the video was amazing, all the history and the people that work to make such lovely products. I loved it!
Tamara, I’m so glad you enjoyed it as I did! I think its an exceptional video, with the music and photography, and storytelling, and everything! I even went online and bought a remnant of Harris Tweed to photograph my forthcoming design with, and it will be perfect. 🙂