The Harris Tweed® Journal

Billowing Grass

4th December

A line of footprints disappears
into the long stretch of beach,
edged by billowing marram grass.
And sand-coloured threads
blend into the green weft
of this herringbone,
making a machair.
Did you know marram grass was – and still is – used to thatch houses in the Outer Hebrides? Discover more in this FT article: ‘The Last Thatcher in the Western Isles’.

Photography of Traigh Mhòr by Alison Johnston

This Harris Tweed® fabric – called ’Machair’ – is handwoven by independent weaver, Rebecca Hutton of Taobh Tuath Tweeds


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