Our first ever online conference took place in May 2021 in the Home of Harris Tweed®. Three live sessions over the course of two days covered: the role of the Harris Tweed Authority; stories of Outer Hebridean weaving culture; and a live weaver demonstration. Each talk was followed by responses from the speaker to questions raised by our conference attendees.
Session 2: Tales from the Loomshed
Iain Martin, Seaforth Harris Tweed
Iain Martin, Harris Tweed® weaver from the village of Arivruaich in the Isle of Lewis, is descended from generations of weavers and crofters. Over the years, his family home has become a treasure trove of objects relating to the Harris Tweed® story – many of which he has loving restored himself. Iain has handpicked a precious selection to share with us. Discover the story behind each item as it opens a window into the experience of Outer Hebrides islanders in days gone by.
The session is followed by Iain taking questions from the conference attendees.
All proceeds go to the Harris Tweed Authority Educational Trust.
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