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Published: 23 March 2019

By Andy Ross

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Shetland tweed on the telly

Shetland tweed was mentioned on the telly this week.

The Great British Sewing Bee is a fun (and nerve-wracking) show to watch. Amateur sewing enthusiasts compete to make garments from various materials and in various styles. By eliminating one person each week, the competition hots up until the finale when a winner is chosen.

The final challenge this week was to use British fabrics to make coats. We were very pleased to hear Patrick Grant, one of the judges, mention "Harris and Shetland tweed" as iconic fabrics during the programme. No wonder. Both have long been a favourite of Savile Row where Patrick specialises in menswear. 

For those of you with access to the BBC, you can watch the programme on iPlayer.