Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day Eight, 23 April 2013

The first ferry ride of the tour took us from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. Harris is famous for Harris Tweed and offers gorgeous beaches.
The ferries between the Outer Hebridean islands transport people, livestock, goods, lorries, coaches, cycles, bikes, and people

Our journey takes 90 minutes and affords Jane bird watching time

Margaret takes in the fresh air, Lee shoots photos for his journal, Jane idenifies birds

Karen looks smashing in this outfit at the Harris Tweed Shop in Tarbert. But perhaps dressed a bit too dashing to drive our motley crew.

Karen and Nadine always take their jobs as trip leaders seriously.

Dapper Lee tries on the Sherlock Holmes Harris Tweed bonnet

Catherine Campbell carries on the tradition of 3 generations of tweed weavers and entices the sewers with a shed full of tweed fabrics

Despite a squall coming in, the pristine white sand beaches at Luskentyre work their magic

Embroidered hairy coos on one of the Harris tapestres on display in Leverburgh

Gillian Scott-Forrest, leaderof this millenium history project tells one of the dozens of interesting stories about this work to Melissa.
Terry Bloomfield has woven tweed on Harris for 30 years. He also teaches the trade on the doublewidth loom and is an active member of the Weavers' Association which helps the Harris Tweed weavers source new parts and upgrade their looms.   VIDEO WILL BE ADDED SOON

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