So this week i was working on a few Harris Tweed Cushions and as I love Harris Tweed possibly more than i should. I thought i would write a quick post about it …. We buy all our Harris Tweed Direct from Small Independent Weavers so I can only make one or two of each item from it. this is because the runs are often small and we never know if it will be woven again.
Harris Tweed is such an interesting and Unique fabric, Harris Tweed is the only Fabric with its own act of parliament!
Whats so interesting about Harris Tweed is it is truly Handmade. It must be woven by traditional methods so it is untouched by by modern technology.
The definition of HARRIS TWEED contained in the Harris Tweed Act of 1993 clearly defines HARRIS TWEED as follows:
“Handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.”
The Act ensures that all cloth certified with the HARRIS TWEED Orb symbol complies with this definition and is genuine HARRIS TWEED, the world’s only commercially produced handwoven tweed.
The legislation and organisation allows the safeguarding of the HARRIS TWEED name, quality and reputation of HARRIS TWEED ensuring that every metre of the world famous cloth conforms to the same exacting standards and gives legal powers to address imitation and counterfeiting of the cloth worldwide.
So as i love all things Handmade and Harris Tweed lol here is one of the cushions i completed this week
Love from the Highlands x