Saturday, 13 February 2010

Harris road trip with FiELDy - 5

After all our busy-ness the day before we had a slightly later start to Saturday - only slightly - we still managed breakfast!

As I try to recall the order of our activities for our last full day, I find it hard to believe how much we actually achieved in that one day!

As arranged we went back to pick up Suzanne's tweed from the Harris Tweed Shop - Oh! and maybe she had missed some the day before - so she added a few more metres to her stash! Quite a car boot-full of tweedy loveliness! How nice would it be to be able to actually see how the tweed is woven we thought. After enquiring in the shop it turned out that the mother of the owner, Katie Campbell, just happened to have some tweed on the loom, so we arranged to pop in to see her on our way to the famous Luskentyre Beach.
The sun was shining, the sky was blue.... I know, I know, you've heard it all before...!

Including our visit to see Katie at work we also visited:
Finsbay Gallery
The Mission House Gallery
Stopped for a look around St Clement's Church in Rodel
Had lunch at Anchorage on the pier at Leverburgh
Bought more tweed at An Clachan
Drove through the lunar landscape
and finally arrived at Luskentyre Beach, which I will post photographs of in my final blog about our Harris Road Trip.


Is this what inspires Katie? (view from her workshop)

Katie's Loom

Katie's daughter Catherine's Loom
How nice must it be to work with your mother, carrying on the family tradition; how nice for your mother to know that the family's proud tradition is being continued by the next generation.

Skeins of wool hung out to dry

Provider of said wool?
The Mission House Gallery

St Clements, Rodel
View from the Anchroage at Leverburgh

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful photographs - love them!I especially like the one of the wool drying on the fence!x