What is ‘tweed’ exactly?

Tweed fabric is iconic and we easily refer to a classic woolen twill as ‘tweed’ but what is ‘tweed’ exactly? And why do we call it ‘tweed’? In a detailed study called ‘Tweed’ by Fiona Anderson*, it is explained that...
A special loom

A special loom

  When I started weaving there was one man in my weaving class, among 15 women. He was in his sixties and had learned to weave in Sweden many years ago. He wanted to refresh his knowledge and was looking forward to having more time to weave again. As a young...
Sheep wool

Sheep wool

Did you know that nowadays sheep wool is often thrown away after the sheep have been sheared? If you are old enough you will remember: the prickly and heavy woolen blankets on your bed. This changed in the 1980s when the duvet was introduced. The woolen blanket...
Classics

Classics

When I started weaving I tried all sorts of weavings; the more intricate and difficult, the better! I learned a lot and after a while – when the weaving ‘dust’ had settled – I could still be fascinated by difficult weavings with bright colours and...