Harris Tweed is hand-woven in the Scottish Isles of Lewis and Harris, Barra and Uist. During 1846-7 Highland potato famine, Countess of Dunmore played a big role in promoting and developing Harris Tweed as a sustainable local industry.
Tweed has traveled a long way. Tweed started as “tweel” Scots for twill. Story goes that round1830 a London Merchant misread tweel for tweed, and 182 years later it is still Tweed popular than ever.
|Ballalan village, isle of Lewis|
|Sheep shearing by hand|
|Loading dye vat by hand|
|A loom circa 1960|
|Dr. Who in tweed|
Credits: The Harris tweed authority, google etc.