Apart from his cosy throws, Doherty creates capes, men’s caps and waistcoats made of tweed. The centuries–old weaving tradition has fans across the Atlantic, too, with the likes of Armani and Ralph Lauren buying fabric from Doherty

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Eddie Doherty is one of Ireland’s last handloom weavers. At the age of 16, he learned to weave by hand, and he has been doing so ever since for 40 years – a one-man band in Ireland’s tweed industry.

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Patchwork flat caps, flowing capes a flash of colour on on a windswept cliff walk, throws to accompany a fireside drink, blankets to cuddle up in after a day in the unspoilt wilderness: these are the mainstay of Eddie Doherty’s woven goods. Using 100% pure Donegal wool, Eddie hand weaves pure wool blankets and tweed, some with herringbone and others with more traditional check.

Even better, his beautifully detailed works may come home with you. A small piece of your trip, artfully draped over a chair, bringing you a little of Ireland’s outdoors to your homelife.

Apart from his cosy throws, Doherty creates capes, men’s caps and waistcoats made of tweed.

The centuries–old weaving tradition has fans across the Atlantic, too, with the likes of Armani and Ralph Lauren buying fabric from Doherty.

Story

Eddie Doherty first learn to weave at the age of 16. WIth two long stints at large Irish fabric companies in between and a chunk at playing pub landlord, Eddie came back to his craft. Based in the town of Ardara, the cradle of the tweed industry in Ireland, Doherty uses traditional methods to produce his pure wool blankets and tweed of a truly exquisite quality.

According to Doherty, his tweeds are softer and finer than the better-known Harris tweed of Scotland. He believes that he is the only person in Donegal still weaving on his own: “The others all have employees”, he says.

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One man, his warp and a whole lot of dedication sums up Eddie Doherty and his thoughtful creations made from pure Irish wool.

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