A couple of weeks ago I got my first batch of Harris Tweed back from the mill. I had woven it in sections with different weft colours so actually got 4 different tweeds on the one roll - three of which I have now used to make up into a variety of products.
On the roll here you can see the bright red version. It is not actually quite as bright as it shows in this photograph but red is a very difficult colour to photograph.
This section has been made up into some scarves but I have not yet had a chance to photograph the finished products, and as they have to go out in an order over the next couple of days, I probably won't actually take any more pictures.
Two of my shop customers were waiting for a supply of Hebridean hoods, so they each got one made with some of this special tweed. Canongate Jerseys & Crafts in Edinburgh got one that had been woven with an almost black weft and so I used black stitching and black sheepskin to trim the hood. This particular length was on the long side, but I decided to leave it with the extra length. I had to photograph it just on the display bust as my models were not available and I wanted to send the parcel off quickly.
The other batch of hoods was made for Scotch Corner in Oban. They got 5 hoods in a variety of colours, including one made with the red tweed. This particular one used the section woven with a brick red weft. The finished hood has rather a "Little Red Riding Hood" look, but I am sure there will be someone who likes it. Here you can see the embroidery in progress. This bit gets stitched before the garment is assembled.
A lovely shop - well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area.