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What's on Alvin?

We have been weaving fabric for the summer this month. Here is what is on Alvin at the moment.

This warp, which went on a few weeks back, has been very satisfying to work with. Alvin-the-loom has had a makeover and upgrade (thanks, Donald and Alexa) and has been working flat-out to weave a cloth which references Scottish tartan in a unique Shetland way. Luckily we put on twenty metres of warp so we can make two different fabrics on the same warp. Now that the tartan-like fabric is done we are creating a calmer design in plain weave using grey shades. 

If anyone had told me a few years back that we would be happily weaving fabrics in the isles, I probably would have looked at them askance. I am truly grateful that we are though and every day I feel happy walking into the studio and seeing what we are producing. Talk about job satisfaction!