We’ve been spending the last few weeks weaving a new range of herringbone tweeds and replenishing stocks of our popular Silver Birch Herringbone. We enjoy weaving traditional herringbone tweeds with a variety of weft colours, which we choose by looking at the Skye’s stunning land- and seascapes.
Follow our footsteps from tweed design to finished product in a short film made by the fantastic team of Skye Films.
The tweed we were preparing while Skye Films made this short film about us, is our Moss Check Tweed. The yarn for this tweed comes from R. Gledhill Ltd, a long-standing family business of woollen yarn spinners. We have been working with them right from the start and really value the excellent quality of their yarns.
Once the weaving is completed, we send our tweed off to Schofield Dyers and Finishers in the Scottish Borders. They wash and shrink the tweed, so it retains its shape even after years of wear.
There are hundreds of different fabric finishes, which all create a slightly different effect and make the fabric suitable for its specified purpose. Visit Make Works, the Scottish Manufacturing Directory, if you would like to learn more.
After finishing, the tweed comes back to us on Skye and we sell it by the length in our shop or online. We also use it ourselves to make up a small range of clothing and homewares. Our tweeds have been very popular for curtains and blinds. Here is a picture of a door curtain in An Airigh, an award-winning self catering holiday let over the hill from us.