A bit of the island of Harris in a Christmas wreath

When we were in the outer Hebrides in Scotland one of the craft shops we visited had these wreaths which made use of the off cuts of Harris Tweed.  The wreaths are very simply made by knotting the scraps onto a wire ring.

In Stornaway I purchased some Harris Tweed off cuts to make such a wreath for Christmas but didn’t quite get around to it this year so I will need to make sure I make it next year.

This year’s wreath was a simple Australian one featuring penny gumleaves and baby’s breath.

Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed is a well known Scottish woven wool fabric.

Many years ago when my mum and dad visited Scotland, on a trip back after they had emigrated to Australia, they brought me back a length of beautiful pink Harris Tweed.  I made it into a fitted skirt.  This article tells the story of Harris Tweed and is my contribution to Wovember.

Just to show how versatile Harris Tweed is, check out these sneakers!