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In Focus: Harris Tweed - The Making of an Icon

By Miriam Hamilton

Miriam Hamilton
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This audio forms part of a series of audio interviews conducted in 2022 by Smartify as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Listen and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who live, work and visit here.

In our 'In Focus' audio mini-series, take a closer look into a wide range of topics spanning the vast natural and cultural heritage of the Highlands and Islands. In this edition of 'In Focus', join Miriam Hamilton, of The Weaving Shed, as she takes us behind the scenes and explains just what makes the world-renowned Harris Tweed - a cultural icon of Highlands and Islands.

Everything is inspired by something in the landscape. Mostly, I use the sea colours - I love the sea colours - but I've also done ones which are inspired by the landscape as a everything is inspired by something.