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By stark (Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 11:01:18 PM EST) photos, photo of the day, weaving, tweed, lewis (all tags)
Today we have some photos illustrating the weaving done in the living museum of Gearrannan, a formerly inhabited "blackhouse village" on the Isle of Lewis. In this case these houses were occupied until the late sixties. (The name "blackhouse" comes from the difference between the older stone houses and the newer white-painted modern housing.)

The weaver here is creating a tweed cloth - the (relatively) famous Harris Tweed.




The village of Gearrannan

The loom

The cloth

Hands of the weaver

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These pics are discouraging me. by ti dave (4.00 / 4) #1 Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 11:06:17 PM EST
I'm throwing out my camera. It feels like a "Fun Run" with Carl Lewis.

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

Thanks! by stark (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 11:16:49 PM EST
Although I still feel that I'm getting better. I used to be completely rubbish, if that's any consolation...
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Harris Tweed? by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Sep 01, 2007 at 02:18:36 AM EST
I thought you meant this Harris Tweed.

Lovely photos.

First one is superb by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Sep 05, 2007 at 01:19:52 AM EST
The sky is amazing and the depth of field makes things interesting.

The rest might be worth trying in black and white.

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Interesting thought on B&W by stark (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Sep 05, 2007 at 03:47:27 AM EST
I can see it could potentially work well with the interior shots. I might have a play and see what comes out.
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