A little bit about …. loobie and boo


Hello, my name is Laura (aka loobie) and after years of looking for ways to channel my creative side, ‘loobie and boo’ was born out of a love of art, drawing, gorgeous fabrics and sewing.


Using a mixture of appliqué work and free hand machine embroidery I design and make by hand a unique range of fun and quirky gifts and gadget covers using Harris Tweed. I am passionately proud of my Scottish heritage and my aim is to produce a colourful range of fresh and contemporary styled products using this beautiful Scottish fabric with it’s ancient traditional history.


All my designs are born out of my own doodles and sketches. I have notebooks everywhere and always carry one in my handbag so I can scribble down ideas. Nature is a huge inspiration – birds, flowers, insects, trees and animals all dominate my work.


I really put my heart and soul into every piece that I make and all my work is produced to a high standard with great attention to detail.  All products sent out in the post are lovingly gift wrapped and tied with ribbon.

 

Thank you for taking the time to look around the website. All ‘loobie and boo’ products are designed to brighten up your day and make you smile.  If I have achieved that, then I'm a happy girlie :)


Loobie xx

 

 

A little bit about … Harris Tweed


For centuries the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra have woven the magical cloth ‘Clo Mhor’ which is Gaelic for ‘the big cloth’.   Today this fabric is known by the world as Harris Tweed.


Harris Tweed is about quality and style as well as history and heritage and is the only fabric in the world governed by its own Act of Parliament.


The law decrees that genuine Harris Tweed must be made from pure virgin wool which has been dyed and spun on the islands and handwoven at the home of the weaver in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.


The cloth is then returned to the mill for finishing. Only then can it be given the famous Orb stamp which authenticates it. Each piece of tweed can be traced back to the individual weaver.