For some strange reason on this miserable Sunday morning, I found myself thinking about a beautiful Sunday coat that my mother made for me, oh so many years ago, from Harris Tweed. It was gray and pink with a small overall check. I loved that coat and thought I was the most fashionable girl in church! The fabric was beautiful and my mother’s skills as a seamstress were able to show it off to it’s best advantage. Harris Tweed is still made, as it has always been, from wool which has been dyed and spun on the Hebridean Islands just off the north west coast of Scotland and handwoven by weavers in their own cottages. From there the fabric goes to the mill for finishing and finally to be given the orb stamp which authenticates the fabric as Harris Tweed. Harris Tweed is sought after by many of the top fashion designers and is often referrred to as “the Champagne of fabrics”. The wool that is most frequently used for the fabirc is from Cheviot sheep from the mainland. It makes one wonder what they could do with alpaca. Perhaps a superb Dom Perignon!