Weaving
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Taigh Granaidh is situated on a working croft and the visitor can experience some of the processes that go to make Harris Tweed. Internationally the demand for Harris Tweed varies but at present it is at something of a peak with customers in Russia and China proving especially keen to purchase this premium quality fabric. As a result of this demand many weavers are working flat out and the visitor who cares to walk through some of the villages on the island will not go far before the clack of a working loom is heard.

The sheep on the croft on which Taigh Granaidh is situated are reared for their wool which is processed into yarn in the nearby mill. It is sometimes, though not always, possible to arrange a visit to the mill to see this step of the process and visitors wishing to follow the wool from sheep to cloth should enquire if a visit is possible. Next door to Taigh Granaidh is the loom shed where the yarn is woven into Harris Tweed. Visitors are encouraged to pop into the loom shed when Kenny is weaving to take a look at the process, though it would be best to make arrangements in advance as the life of a Lewis crofter is a busy one and so Kenny has to fit his weaving around tending to sheep or cutting peats on the moor.


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sheep with lamb
harris tweed loom