A Tale of Two Tweeds

In my post about our trip to the land of Harris Tweed I mentioned the wonderful Harris Tweed Exhibition where my husband and I got some inspiration. For me it was a fushia tweed biker jacket and for my husband it was this gilet  This one was rather spectacularly padded and he didn't want it to be…

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Rock Lobster

I've never really been one for repeating sewing patterns, but lately have had more time to sew more everyday types of clothes. Tilly and the Buttons Rosa Shirt/dress has become a TNT pattern for me and this is my third version.  Worn here with my Deer and Doe Safran pants. And I realise I'm in desperate need of…

When in Harris….and Skye!

For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of a trip to Harris/Lewis and the possibility of buying Tweed from source. Last week my dream came true on wild, blustery, beautiful trip summed up in this photo of Luskentyre beach My first tentative foray was into the Loom Centre in Stornoway. A real…

And some tweed

My tweed makes are all based on a TNT pattern Vogue 8890 and V7488 Honestly I love tweed as it's so easy to work with, to shape and steam. These makes for my sons filled my heart with joy and their delight to wear them did also. But I learnt a very hard and painful lesson with the…

Why Silk and Tweed?

This blog has been a long time coming, I've been a little scared tbh and struggled with the blog platform I chose, then I discovered WordPress and decided to try again. I chose the name two years ago when I was in the midst of intense sewing for family weddings and everything was special. My…