Dedicated Harris Tweed for care home
HARRIS Tweed Hebrides has teamed up with Bethesda Care Home and Hospice to design a unique Harris Tweed.
The design is a bright sea blue window pane check. The Bethesda creative sewing team will transform the fabric into a range of ladies and gents accessories which will be sold to raise funds for the organisation, which provides care and palliative services on the island.
Brand development director Margaret A MacLeod, said: ‘Harris Tweed Hebrides was delighted to assist with this project. Whether it’s the care home or the hospice, all of us at the Shawbost mill recognise the importance of this facility within our local community and the amazing commitment of the Bethesda team.’
Bethesda’s head of fundraising D R Macdonald, said: ‘We have a number of talented volunteers who have been making bags, purses, cushion covers and dog coats over the past few years with fabric kindly donated by Harris Tweed Hebrides and we felt it was time to have our own bespoke Tweed. With the help and encouragement we have received from staff at Harris Tweed Hebrides, particularly Margaret Ann, we are delighted to launch the Bethesda Harris Tweed.’
Accessories made in the new Tweed will be available from the Bethesda Shop, Bayhead, Stornoway, over the coming weeks.
Left to right: Carol Somerville, D R MacDonald and Catherine Gomez from Bethesda with HTH chairman Brian Wilson displaying the new Bethesda Harris Tweed.