And now for something intellectual – National Geographic in Tweed (no pearls, though)

How tweed became a symbol of Scottish culture | National Geographic

I got this in my recommended reading this week. It was lovely to see something on weaving and the culture that keeps it alive – I was bemused by the speedy rounding up of how and why it still prevails today.

While it may be considered another school of thought, I would say that the prevelence and resilience of tweed in the current fasion market, owes much more to Bernat Klein than to anyone else.
No doubt the beauty and endurance of tweed speaks for itself – up to a point. But the “salesman” who brought it back to the public eye and firmly placed it front and centre, to remain an important component of modern fashion, was Klein.


Published by Ruth

I am a native of Ireland, but have been living and weaving between Barcelona and Ireland for over 21 years now; mostly in Barcelona. I studied woven textiles (and dyeing and felting) at Winchester School of Art, UK and have lived and worked in Ireland, UK, Japan and now Spain. Weaving takes up the space in my brain that is not filled with my daughter, son, husband and family - and "grown-up paid non-weaving work"...(the "mortgage paying" kind that takes up most of my time! As well as housework and sundry other things which I usually try to ignore as long as possible).

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