Harris Tweed

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I know this is a cloth that many would associate with your own grandparents, but after watching this programme, I was fascinated by the colours, variations and ingenuity of this small community in making this lustrous cloth. It is certainly going through a challenging period.

After a long chat in a local tailors, I am determined to get a Harris Tweed jacket - I'm thinking of a golden brown, with flecks of purple and blue.
It is difficult to describe unless you have seen or handled this cloth because the subtleties are so tiny.

Anyway, have a look. I think it is being shown on BBC4:

11 years ago


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