Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Scalpay Linen Harris Tweed on Stage at the Hebridean Celtic Festival

We are blessed this week at Scalpay Linen - some of our special Harris Tweed was included in a fabulous outfit designed by Netty Sopata of "Diggory Brown" and worn by K T Tunstall.  The orange and brown tweed was ours, and the black came from our friends at Breanish Tweed in Lewis.  And the fabby photo was taken by Leila Angus of Brighter Still.

On the blog we followed this tweed through from warp to finished -

The brown element of the warp is from the yarn kindly spun for me by Harris Tweed Hebrides in Shawbost last year and is made of local Hebridean fleeces. 

Agricultural Shows coming up:  this coming Saturday maybe see you at the Lochs Show which will be at their new showground in Laxay this year.  I'm judging the poultry competitions, so I've been knee-deep in the encylopaedia of chickens for the past few days genning up.... 

Then next Tuesday the South Harris Show is at Leverburgh and we will be entering some chickens for that one.  Drakes of Hazzared will be there again I believe - always great fun, as well as Chainsaw Pete and various other attractions.  Check out their website for full details:

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Some Sad New

Every so often we lose a good friend on the croft and so it is with sadness that we announce that our senior Hebridean ram passed away yesterday evening surrounded by friends and family.

He will be much missed by us all though he leaves a multitude of offspring here in Scalpay and also in Galson and Ammhunsuidhe where he enjoyed working holidays during his long and productive life.  He has a son - one of last years' lambs who is showing great promise on the horn front both in numbers and also in shape - who will be taking on Mr Four-Horns' duties from now.