The Weavers Passing on the tradition…
Who are we?
Jimmy Hutchison was born in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland where traditional crafts continued to thrive throughout the Industrial Revolution. With over fifty years experience in the weaving trade Jimmy is still weaving on the handloom on which he first learned his craft.
Erika Douglas grew up in Selkirk, the centre of the Scottish Borders’ textile industry. Erika has a passion for traditional skills and having acquired her own Kennedy loom is apprenticed to Jimmy in continuing his legacy.
What do we do?
Newburgh Handloom Weavers are specialist producers of high quality, hand-woven bespoke tweed and cloth and are based less than 50 miles from Edinburgh, situated by the River Tay, in the North-East of Fife. Our cloth is entirely hand-woven on traditional wooden handlooms which were built by Thomas Kennedy of Galashiels, a loom maker established in 1870. We are proud to weave our tweed using pure new Scottish wool, dyed and spun in Scotland. This produces a warm and fine, yet hard-wearing cloth suitable for tailoring, dressmaking, upholstery and furnishings.
Great care and attention is taken in all stages of our production. The careful and steady pace of our manual process enables us to closely control the quality of our cloth. We are passionate to preserve and continue the historic legacy of handloom weaving in Scotland using sustainable materials and traditional methods.
How can I buy your cloth?
We produce short runs of bespoke cloth, usually from around 10-40m lengths so please get in touch if you would like to have a cloth made to your own specifications, or even if you would like to talk through some ideas. We are happy to talk you through all your options and take it from there.
We also hold a selection of cloth in stock so please contact us for information on what we have available to buy or come and visit us at our weaving shed!