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Skyeskyns Weave Some Hebridean Style This Christmas

16-Dec-2015 1:51 PM | Kimberley White

Skyeskyns, Isle of Skye manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, throws and accessories, have teamed up with fellow islander brand, Skye Weavers, to create a show-stopping new interior accessory range.  The two companies share core values of high-quality textile production and a passion for preserving traditional craftsmanship as so much industry moves overseas.

On their pedal-powered loom in a stone byre, Skye Weavers have produced a stunning bespoke tweed cloth which Skyeskyns have matched with Hebridean brown and Blackface white sheepskin fleeces, creating luxurious, dual-material cushions.

Andrea Holden of Skye Weavers said:

“The Isle of Skye is a place which has been a source of inspiration for artists and crafts people for many centuries. We especially enjoyed collaborating with Skyeskyns on this project as we share a love of a great natural product – wool. The tweed we designed is made up of natural shades of sheep’s wool with over-checks of heather purple and green. These have been plant-dyed by the Shilasdair Yarn Co, another Skye business renowned for its wool.”

Jess Hartwell, second-generation director of Skyeskyns said:

“Working creatively with another like-minded company has been a pleasure and we are delighted to be bringing together tweed and sheepskin to show how the most traditional of materials can result in a contemporary accessory to complement any interior.”

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