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  • The beginning (ish) of another year… (2/6/2017) - Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!  I know we’re into February but better late than never! I’m shocked that it’s been well over 6 months since I last posted in my blog –…
  • Warping, Beaming, Tying in and Pirn winding (6/20/2016) - Warping, beaming, tying in and pirn winding…in video!  I first posted these on social media and felt that a wee warning/disclaimer was in order before viewing as I didn’t want…
  • Visit Scotland video (3/8/2016) - I feel very honoured that Visit Scotland chose International Women’s Day to share this video they made of me.
  • The making of a patchwork tweed (2/5/2016) - When I made my first patchwork tweed it was to use up yarn that was left on pirns from other tweeds I’d made.  It had a twill draft and a…
  • Dunoon Burgh Hall and Cowal Tweed (11/26/2015) - I’m working on a project to create a ‘Cowal Tweed’ which will be used in the revamped Burgh Hall for upholstery and furnishings.  It’s being designed by local residents and…
  • Publicity (9/28/2015) - A few months ago, I had some lovely people from Sweden visit me.  They were working for a magazine and the photographer, Anders G Warne, sent me one of the…
  • Still on the go… (8/20/2015) - Believe it or not, I’m still here and still weaving.  I am, however, utterly useless at updating my blog!  I often sit and compose blog posts whilst weaving and then…
  • Back again (10/21/2014) - Well.  I’ve had a very interesting few weeks.  I went down to London at the end of September, mostly a holiday but I justified it by telling myself it was…
  • Back where I belong… (9/5/2014) - Well, I’m back in my shed and (mostly) sitting at my loom!  Things have been pretty hectic over the last wee while.  I finished the initial commission Uist Wool had…
  • Earwig Invasion (7/14/2014) - I HATE earwigs. With a passion. Never more so than last year when I found one in my headphones as I was wearing them. Since then, I have checked my…
  • Uist Wool (7/7/2014) - I was recently invited by Uist Wool to take part in their ‘Snàth‘ celebrations as part of the wider Hebtember event happening in September this year, which is a great…
  • Cone Winder (6/7/2014) - I was recently given an electric single head cone winder as sometimes you need to ‘cut’ bobbins down, especially for warping.  The more ends you warp with, the quicker it’ll…
  • Uses for tweed Part 1 (5/10/2014) - A lovely lady who lives a couple of doors from me bought some of my patchwork tweed recently.  She has decided to use it as a table runner and bought…
  • What a week (and it’s only Tuesday) (5/6/2014) - If you’re reading this you’ll realise I have a new website!  My very talented friend built me this for my birthday, and I’m delighted with it!  I’ve had a lot…
  • Same warp, different tweed (3/28/2014) - The commission I was working on in my last post is back from the mill after a shampoo and blow dry. As well as the blue/black herringbone, I tried a…
  • Back at it. (3/7/2014) - I’ve started weaving again. I tied in a tweed on Wednesday night and although it took two hours longer than normal, I managed it! Started weaving yesterday and it’s such…
  • All quiet in the loom shed. (2/7/2014) - It’s been all quiet in the loom shed lately, as I’ve been unable to do any weaving.  To be honest, I’ve actually been unable to do most things!! After suffering…
  • Loom Maintenance (1/3/2014) - From time to time, things can go wrong on a loom. I seem to be particularly unlucky with my top springs. These springs help control the movement of the boards.…
  • Pictures (10/8/2013) - All the colours used in the patchwork tweed: Some small samples of the patchwork tweed: The commission I was working on is a double check of grey, purple and cream:…
  • Update (10/8/2013) - The loom shed has been filled with the noise of a loom weaving, a pirn winder winding and tea being slurped! After the success I had at our local craft…
  • Selling out (6/4/2013) - I’ve been attending a local craft fair which is held fortnightly in Tarbert, Harris to sell my tweed. The success I’ve had has been beyond what I could ever have…
  • Craft fair (5/4/2013) - I’m spending the day in Tarbert today at a craft fair hoping to sell some of my tweeds. I’ve had a fair bit of interest so far and lot of…
  • How time flies. (4/27/2013) - I’m quite amazed at how long it’s been since I last blogged. I’ve now downloaded an app onto my phone so hopefully it’ll be easier to keep everything updated. I’ve…
  • Some of my tweeds (11/29/2012) - Here are some of the tweeds I’ve woven. There’s a plain twill, herringbone, check twill, one with no name, hopsack and tartan. I’ve only just started the tartan and while…
  • Fàilte (10/2/2012) - I am hoping to set up a business weaving and selling Harris Tweed in the near future called Taobh Tuath Tweeds – Taobh Tuath being the village I am from…

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