Denise: We’ve been making Beany hats like these for many years, now. The knitting pattern is deceptively simple, the hat being shaped to cover the head closely and well. The yarn – a blend of silk, kid mohair and lambswool – is perfect for a garment that will likely come in contact with the face. But it’s the hand-crafted colouring to the yarn that results in each hat being unique, and immediately recognisable to the proud owner. And we have many of those, some getting in touch years later to order a replacement. The last of our stock of these Beany hats was sold back in October – as Autumn finally started to shift from golden to blustry, Denise is now making new stock for 2016 in the Hebridean Woolshed: they’re already piling up. Beany Bliss!
Denise: This afternoon I’ve been weaving with fine lambswool a new design of scarf (listening to Big Big Train – English Electric). This scarf will be in the Hebridean Woolshed’s garden shop next year, though if it really takes your fancy give me a call!
Harris Tweed Cushion Cover
Closure type: Button-down pillow style
Size: 40cm x 40cm
Front: Tartan – main colours black and fuschia
Back: Plain, fuschia ; with button-down openings
Buttons: hand-made buttons with tweed to match front
As Autumn sunshine gives way to wind, rain and the winter ferry timetable, I’m starting work on replenishing stock for next year. Today: Harris Tweed cushions. Well, strictly, it’s cushion covers I make, as I buy in the quality cushion pads from John Lewis, and customers have the choice of buying with or without cushion pads. I make cushion covers in a wide variety of styles and with a great variety of Harris Tweed, so it’s not often I make more than four to the same design. Today I’ve been working on a new design: here’s the prototype.
Hand made by Denise.
Limited Edition : 1 of 1 (ie unique, one-off)
£32.00 plus p+p (cushion cover only)
£38.00 plus p+p (cover and cushion pad)
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