Picture shows Rosie Wiscombe in her Stornoway workshop

Tweed designer and business owner Rosie Wiscombe is opening her doors on Saturday August 25th for a day-long party to say her final bye-bye to Stornoway.

By Rosie opened for business in 2010 and established a reputation for innovative quality and design with Harris tweed, making hoodies, jumpers and accessories in Harris tweed.

She’s also known for her community involvement, supporting fundraising for charities by making sale items, holding competitions and offering prizes.

Now she’s off for a new chapter of her life, on a year-long honeymoon followed by an open door to possibilities for the future, and she’s inviting customers old and new to join her as she launches her final week in the shop on Cromwell Street.

On Saturday August 25th there’ll be an open studio all day and a chance to design your own purses and make up bags with the remaining Tweeds, linings, ribbons and zips!  A silent auction of Rosie’s coveted tweed ice cream cones will raise money for charity and anyone wearing a By Rosie item will receive 10% off purchases.

Rosie closes her doors for the last time at the end of next week.

Writing in her blog as she announced her departure, she said: “Clearing through the various accumulated 'treasures' has begun, and the inevitable lump in my throat. All the hard work and love poured in.  So many connections made. The sub-plots of my Hebridean life in 1000 memories. The tiny stitched details of my craft, which have mattered so much to me.”