National Geographic : 1956 Jul
© National Geographic Photographers B. Anthony Stewart (below) and David S. Uoyer + Brora's Woolen Mill Transforms a Bag of Yarn into a Plaid Blanket A customer may bring small lots of wool to this mill to have it woven into specially patterned tweeds or tartan fabrics. Here manager Robert Ballantyne checks colors in a completed blanket. Bins of woolen yarn line the walls. + A Fly Maker Dresses an Orange Parson, Feathery Lure for Salmon Fishing Working in her home near Brora, Miss Megan Boyd makes fishing flies from bright feathers. The Orange Parson in her tiny vise is used mainly in spring; in summer and fall salmon usually rise to smaller lures. Many of Miss Boyd's clients live abroad.