Hands that Make Harris Tweed®: PART 4
The Hands that make Harris Tweed®
Part 4: WARPING
This week, our ‘Hands that Make harris Tweed®’ series is about one very important and skilled part of the process; warping.
For each double width tweed, up to 1400 warp threads are arranged in very specific order and wound onto a beam, ready to be delivered to the weaver’s home.
A independent weaver, who creates their own single width Harris Tweed® patterns and designs, will do this part of the the process themselves. Some independent weavers do this at home in their weaving shed, and some in a shared space big enough to hold a warping frame.
It’s a highly skilled process and one you really must make sure is done properly before weaving. On that note, you may be able to guess what we’ll cover next week, Part 5 of our Hands that Make Harris Tweed® series.
Photograph taken by Jackson Tucker Lynch
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