Harris Tweed Fabric

Our earthy range of Harris Tweed is woven exclusively for Vanessa on the small islands of Harris and Lewis. The tweeds are woven using 100% Scottish Wool and are soft and beautiful.

The colours are amazing as they look like block colours from a distance, until you look closer and see that they are made from many soft colours all reminiscent of the natural landscape, hence their names: Sea, Sky and Grass.

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Harris Tweed Fabric

Our earthy range of Harris Tweed is woven exclusively for Vanessa on the small islands of Harris and Lewis. The tweeds are woven using 100% Scottish Wool and are soft and beautiful.

The colours are amazing as they look like block colours from a distance, until you look closer and see that they are made from many soft colours all reminiscent of the natural landscape, hence their names: Sea, Sky and Grass.

Vanessa's daughter, Rose, visited the Ise of Harris for Vanessa and she writes: "I journeyed around the west coast of Scotland painting land and seascapes in my camper van called Patrick. Accompanied by my friend Jess, I took the long road to Ullapool with a view to reaching a far flung book festival in Stornoway in the Isle of Lewis. We took the early ferry surrounded by beautiful sea light; the entire bay was in the twinkling shade. We embarked on the hunt for Harris Tweed, driving all the way around the mountainous Isle of Harris and also Lewis, with scattered homes in little bays between an abundance of sheep covered hillocks. We visited the home looms, little sheds next to the houses (hence the phrase' home spun') selecting samples of beautiful colours reflective of the landscape: bracken, sea, sky and storm."

The Harris Tweed weavers are all self-employed individuals who work from home; often weaving and crofting go together. Crofters maintain a smallholding raising sheep, and a few cattle, grow vegetables and subsidise their income with weaving. A lifestyle so far removed from city life is hard to comprehend, it works both ways. Very different worlds come together in the weaving and manufacturing of Harris Tweed products to the benefit of all.

The numerous online, print, and magazine articles that describe Harris Tweed as being the only fabric in the world with its own parliamentary act of protection are accurate. All done from the Outer Hebrides, it is also true that each length of tweed is individually woven by islanders in their homes, finished there, and made from pure virgin wool that is spun and dyed, all from the same location. This is what gives each item of genuine Harris Tweed the right to display the famous Orb logo; if the logo isn't there then it isn't Harris Tweed.

Including some tweed in your room will add wonderful textures and an earthy feel. It particularly suits curtains and cushions, both of which we can make for you through our Made to Measure service.

We hold a good stock of all our fabrics ensuring delivery is usually within 3-5 working days subject to availability. The same team, who takes your order will roll, inspect and cut it, so accuracy and quality can be assured.