Threading a tweed warp onto the loom
A buttoned wrap made from some of my Tweed - This style is available from the Anna Macneil website.
Hebridean Celebration tartan at Tolsta Bay on the Isle of Lewis.
I have recently sold my old Hattersley loom on which I wove tweeds of similar quality to Harris Tweed. I have now got a new floor loom - 16 shaft with computer dobby and at the moment I have on it a lovely deep purple wool warp. I am still experimenting with this loom (I suspect I will always be experimenting with it!) so the colours of weft and the pattern may well change as I work my way through the 12 metres of warp. You are welcome to come and watch me weaving.
A few years ago I designed a new tartan - Hebridean Celebration. Weaving tartan involves a bit more skill and experience than I have so far acquired so I had the tartan woven for me in the Outer Hebrides. In 2019 I registered another tartan - Highland Celebration - and it was woven in a 12oz weight wool at Prickly Thistle Tartan Weavers at Evanton just north of Inverness.
In addition to fabric weaving I also do small-scale weaving for trimmings for my ecclesiastical work and some of my wallhangings and these may be produced using a variety of techniques such as a mini peg loom, tablet weaving, an inkle loom and a small table-top 8-shaft loom.
I have a cord-making machine which I use for producing cords of varying thicknesses and I also use a marudai to produce Kumihimo style braids.
I dabble in other kinds of weaving as time and circumstance allows and I am a member of the Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I also spin and dye from time to time.
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Morag style hat - available on the Anna Macneil website.