About the Weaver

I am 'A Harris Tweed Weaver’ living and working on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the only place in the world that Harris Tweed can be produced.

Whilst weaving for the island mills, I had the opportunity to assemble a traditional Hattersley single width loom and to design and produce my own tweed. With the help of a friend I am now able to beam up and weave my own designs and patterns on my Griffith loom.

Yarn is sourced locally from the Shawbost Mill, one of the three mills on the island. After weaving, the tweed is returned to the mill to be finished and to be inspected and stamped by the Harris Tweed Authority.

At the start of each tweed a selection of colours is run through the warp in varying lengths of 10 to 25 centimetres, ideal for small projects and crafting.

Tweed can be purchased in any length and will be posted out as soon as possible after receiving an order.

Pictures of new and current tweeds are posted both to my Facebook page 'A Harris Tweed Weaver’ and my Instagram page ‘Harris Tweed Weaver” and PDF catalogue.

I hope that you will take a few minutes to look at my site and should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours in tweed 

Gordon MacDonald