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Video: Harris Tweed textiles project

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A project designed to reconnect the textile industries of the outer Hebrides and the Scottish Borders, and support the Harris Tweed industry, has been described as a ‘great success’ with industry insiders reporting renewed interest in the textile traditions.

The Creative Futures project saw a series of residences and workshops take place in the Scottish Borders and the Outer Hebrides to explore innovative approaches to marketing, textile technology, design and manufacturing.

The eighteen-month project also stimulated ideas around the development of the Harris Tweed Sector and explored new networks with Scottish textiles companies.

Watch a video about the project below:



Alison Harley, Creative Director at Heriot-Watt University, said: ‘The collaboration between Harris Tweed Hebrides and the School of Textiles and Design has enabled careful reflection on what makes a creative and sustainable future for Harris Tweed that is also mindful of its past.

‘Today there is a remarkable optimism from those directly involved in the making and production of the cloth. This is testimony to those who continue to work in the transfer of tacit knowledge from experienced minds to the next generation.'










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