Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A Parcel From the Outer Hebrides

Its here!
My new consignment of Tweed from Catherine Campbell on the Isle of Harris.
Pure wool handwoven in the most beautiful patterns.

It has a subtle soft colour that is hard to photograph.

The daylight hardens the colours a bit.
And using flash makes it look too vivid.

So use your imagination and add a modicum of fuzziness and warmth to my poor efforts to convey the loveliness!
Now its just up to me to add my bits

and construct brooches, bags, cuffs,

and perhaps scarves.
I think I have enough Harris Tweed now to last me for the rest of my life.
And I am expecting another box today!

In the sewing room its been pink lately.
More hearts and flowers!

Don't forget to leave me your wrist size and preferred cuff width for a chance to win a prize in the draw on this post.(Click the purple words to take you there)
Even if you wouldn't wear a cuff, we can negotiate a suitable prize.
You must leave your wrist measurements to be entered for the draw....its a survey with a carrot.
But please don't be shy to leave a comment here too.
PS. I was just thinking.....for it to be a meaningful survey I need about 100 results so please spread the word and get all your friends to comment.

I was given the 'Kreative Blogger' award by Jennyflower a short time ago, but as I had already had it I have decided to have a bit of a rest from tags, memes (Whatever they are) and awards. Jenny is a sweetie and you could still visit her lovely sewing and family blog.
She does a mean gweeeen buttercweem!


Sandy said...

I hope you received lots of information in your wrist survey.

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOO Lots of eye candy I love all your Fabric .I'm also Loving the pink Theme simply stunning as always :)
Love from sesga xx

hens teeth said...

Hello my lovely......
Beautiful, fine, subtle tweed and oh the contrast with that sumptuous velvet...just gorgeous.

Kayla coo said...

Just beautiful Jackie.
Also thanks for my order, such quick postage!
I will be having ago with tea bag in art at school.x

Kayla coo said...

Tea bag paper!

Gina said...

I love the combination of those subtle tweedy textures and colours with the lustre of the velvet. Beautiful! Thank you for my fabulous cuff too!

jennyflower said...

Thank you Jackie, that is very generous of you. My green buttercream has really disturbed you hasn't it? Perhaps you better keep your birthday a secret! I too am loving how that tweed zings with the colours you add-genius! x

calicodaisy said...

Oh, wow! The tweed site is beautiful. Did you see the bags? I want one in red. Anyway, thanks for the link to that site. It's very interesting. -- Michele

Julie said...

Gorgeous tweeds! And they look so beautiful against the velvet.

I will make myself a note to put an entry on my blog about your survey. (Kick me if I forget!)

Victoria said...

Gorgeous fabric!
My heart goes thump-a-ta, thump-a-ta, thump-a-ta just looking at it!

'fancypicnic' said...

It's arrived!!
The velvet with the tweed....mmmm!!

Someone's going to be busy....
So pleased with the brooch, Jackie, thank you - oh, to buy everything!!

Sid Simpson said...

Your tweed post "inspired" me to splurge on a tweed-ish jacket! It was on sale, of course! : )

Lorie M. said...

oh my, it's gorgeous before you even do anything! what a huge fav of mine the tweed and the velvet..super gorgeous!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Talk about a special delivery! What a treasure box of goodies! I can't possibly decide on a favourite colour, all are wonderful! Lucky girl, you!

Happy Weekend!

Art4Sol said...

I know Harris Tweed is so much more beautiful than your photos. I can understand your love of this weaver...there is none better.

st of my pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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