Right in the heart of Tarbert the traditional art of weaving is taking place here in the hills of Kintyre.
Weaving Home creates Plaids, Shawls, Scarves, Decorative throws for the sofa or bed as well as other items with colours inspired by natural landscapes surrounding their home.
Parkinson’s disease forced retraining as a weaver – my workshop is at the back of my house set within the bounds of the ancient Tarbert castle in mid Kintyre Scotland.
I really enjoy being creative and get a great amount of satisfaction from creating beautiful shawls inspired by local scenery and colour.
Formerly an engineer I have modified traditional weaving tools to help overcome hand tremors.
I hope you enjoy my shawls as much as I enjoyed making them.
On the Weaving Home Facebook Page there are regular updates and photos showing the Weaving Home Products from thread strand to creation.
Jontys engineering skills are never far away and often appear during the creation process.
Yarn by J.C. Rennie, Scotland. Supersoft 2/11.3 and Shetland 2/9 weaving yarns are used and characterised by Scotland’s weather.
Natural crabbing and fat yarns will blend with use and add to the unique character of each individual Scottish hand woven garment. Made within the bounds of Robert the Bruce’s Castle, Tarbert.
The shawls and scarves will soften with use.
Washing instructions are included.
Weaving Home has featured on the news, here the Press Reader Campbeltown Courier Tells how it all began.
Since then Weaving Home continues to grow and has sold products to many other countries!
How does Jonty cope with Parkinsons while working?
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As you can see, he does it with a fantastic sense of humour and a positive attitude!