Wednesday, June 26, 2013

More good news....

I've just finished watching a BBC internet presentation about the resurgence of the Harris tweed industry. It was good to see weaver, Donald John Mackay, at his loom in his weaving shed overlooking Luskentyre Beach. We'll be visiting Donald John next month as part of the 2013 Scottish Skeins tour. Travellers from past tours have thoroughly this stop. In fact, it's been difficult to get them to leave his shed and little shop.

In addition to this short film, don't miss the other programs about the British wool industry and the 'fashionable' rise of Harris Tweed. (See the connections at the end of the above program.) It was good to know that there is more demand for the tweed and that designers are featuring it in current fashions.

I also received the latest issue of the Red Dragon, the newsletter of Visit Wales. The photos are stunning and there is an entertaining video of Russell Crowe and Mark Strong talking about their experiences in Wales during the filming of Robin Hood.

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