Pennine Weavers, Yorkshire

April 17th 2013

As I mentioned in my previous post on Yorkshire mills and merchants, Pennine is one of the best independent mills left in the area. It is also the largest worsted weaver in the UK, with 32 Dornier looms, and weaves 30,000-35,000 metres a week (most f...

Pennine Weavers, Yorkshire

As I mentioned in my previous post on Yorkshire mills and merchants, Pennine is one of the best independent mills left in the area. It is also the largest worsted weaver in the UK, with 32 Dornier looms, and weaves 30,00...

ClothApril 17th 2013

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

April 5th 2013

Sophie Coryndon’s toolbox for her decorative lacquer pieces These are good times for craft. Hermès is bringing its festival of artisans to London next month; Vacheron Constantin is touring Europe with a series of craft days; and this...

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

Sophie Coryndon’s toolbox for her decorative lacquer pieces These are good times for craft. Hermès is bringing its festival of artisans to London next month; Vacheron Constantin is touring Europe with a series of ...

StyleApril 5th 2013

Send in your Permanent Style Tweed pics!

November 9th 2012

I’ve seen quite a few Permanent Style Tweed pieces going through Graham Browne in recent weeks. As my Caliendo jacket gets ready for completion, this is a call out to readers to send in pictures of their tweed made up. The pictures will be ...

Send in your Permanent Style Tweed pics!

I’ve seen quite a few Permanent Style Tweed pieces going through Graham Browne in recent weeks. As my Caliendo jacket gets ready for completion, this is a call out to readers to send in pictures of their tweed made...

November 9th 2012

Elia Caliendo: tweed jacket

October 19th 2012

After months of indecision, I finally decided to have my length of Permanent Style tweed made up by Elia Caliendo in Naples. Every time I have been to Graham Browne recently, I see another length being made up for a reader. It looks beautiful, such a...

Elia Caliendo: tweed jacket

After months of indecision, I finally decided to have my length of Permanent Style tweed made up by Elia Caliendo in Naples. Every time I have been to Graham Browne recently, I see another length being made up for a read...

JacketsOctober 19th 2012

Weaving the Permanent Style Tweed

March 9th 2012

Thank you to all those who ordered with the first run of Permanent Style Tweed. Here are some pictures of your cloth being woven, up at Breanish in Port Ness, Lewis. There will be a second run, with a deadline to be determined but probably in around ...

Weaving the Permanent Style Tweed

Thank you to all those who ordered with the first run of Permanent Style Tweed. Here are some pictures of your cloth being woven, up at Breanish in Port Ness, Lewis. There will be a second run, with a deadline to be dete...

March 9th 2012

Last call for Permanent Style Tweed

February 9th 2012

Hi all – I’m told that our tweed will start to be woven next week and be completed soon after. That means that there is actually an opening for any last minute orders, to be in by Wednesday morning next week UK time. So if you wan...

Last call for Permanent Style Tweed

Hi all – I’m told that our tweed will start to be woven next week and be completed soon after. That means that there is actually an opening for any last minute orders, to be in by Wednesday morning next week ...

February 9th 2012

New run of Permanent Style Tweed

January 18th 2012

Thanks to everyone who ordered by January 10 – the response was lovely. Those that ordered by now will receive their cloth next month: it is being woven now. As promised, there will be a second chance to order, with a deadline of February 2...

New run of Permanent Style Tweed

Thanks to everyone who ordered by January 10 – the response was lovely. Those that ordered by now will receive their cloth next month: it is being woven now. As promised, there will be a second chance to order, wit...

January 18th 2012

Permanent Style Tweed: Sample

January 3rd 2012

We’ve had so many requests for the Permanent Style Tweed that it has become economic to weave a sample length. You can see the cloth here – it has turned out as I expected, which is a relief, with variation both in the tone of the...

Permanent Style Tweed: Sample

We’ve had so many requests for the Permanent Style Tweed that it has become economic to weave a sample length. You can see the cloth here – it has turned out as I expected, which is a relief, with variation b...

January 3rd 2012

Permanent Style tweed

November 25th 2011

While up on the isle of Lewis two weeks ago, I designed a herringbone tweed with Iain McLeod at Breanish Tweed. This will be available to all readers from now until the end of the year. In January the orders will be collected together and Iain will w...

Permanent Style tweed

While up on the isle of Lewis two weeks ago, I designed a herringbone tweed with Iain McLeod at Breanish Tweed. This will be available to all readers from now until the end of the year. In January the orders will be coll...

November 25th 2011

Breanish Tweed: Unique luxury

November 16th 2011

Breanish Tweed has all the hallmarks of a Harris tweed weaver: old single-width looms stored in draughty sheds; decades of experience in hand weaving; a stunning but hostile location that constantly reminds one of tweed’s insulating properties....

Breanish Tweed: Unique luxury

Breanish Tweed has all the hallmarks of a Harris tweed weaver: old single-width looms stored in draughty sheds; decades of experience in hand weaving; a stunning but hostile location that constantly reminds one of tweedâ...

Cloth - Factory visitsNovember 16th 2011

A postcard from Harris

November 11th 2011

Up in Harris, or rather Lewis, this week at Breanish Tweed. More next week. Photo: Andy Barnham

A postcard from Harris

Up in Harris, or rather Lewis, this week at Breanish Tweed. More next week. Photo: Andy Barnham...

Factory visitsNovember 11th 2011