The Harris Tweed® Journal

Back to Basics series – Day 4

28th March

With a palette of dyed wool colours to hand, the work of blending them to create an almost infinite variety of yarn shades begins. Up to eight dyed wool colours might be selected in precise proportions, to create the exact yarn colour required. These are carefully weighed out, just like measuring ingredients for a recipe.

Back to basics series - day 3 - Blending

Once the proportions of each wool colour have been weighed and gathered, the kaleidoscope of dyed wool fragments is tossed and mixed by the teasing machine. At this stage, every wool colour in the recipe is still visible in a single handful of the mixture.

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