Special commissions of bespoke tweed, throws and other woven items (minimum 30m).
Verified by Make Works Scotland August 2013
|Location||Isle of Skye, Islands|
Skye Weavers weave tweed, scarves, throws and other woollen products using a Griffith Rapier Hand Loom, which is powered by a bicycle pedal. The biggest part of our business comes from direct sales through our own shop and website, but we also like working on a limited amount of special commissions. We only work under our own brand and label. We have completed a number of commissions for hotels, specialist retailers and individuals. Our ideal customer for a special commission is somebody who would like to have a design specific to themselves. The minimum warp length for a special commission is 30m, which could be tweed, scarves (30m would give you about 75 scarves) or throws (30m would give you about 15 throws). Ideally come with some ideas and sketches and we will work on the design together. A basic understanding of the process is fine.
|Turnaround Time||Project Dependent|
|Starting Cost||£1,200 -£2,500|
|Production Access||By appointment|
|File Types||.pdf, .jpeg|
MaterialsWool Fine Merino Wools
ProcessesSewing Weaving Warping Garment Manufacturing
MachinesOverlocker Floor Loom
Video: Make Works visits Skye Weavers on the Isle of Skye
Andrea & Roger Holden are the owners of Skye Weavers, a small weaving and sewing business based on the Isle of Skye. On their bicycle pedal-powered loom they weave a variety of woollen products including scarves, shawls, throws and tweed, some of which they make up into homewares, accessories and clothing. After a change to their previous living and working circumstances, they set up the business in 2011 and moved to the current premises on Skye in early 2012.