Word reaches The Croft from The Shire that Bilbo and Co. have taken delivery of wares from Scalpay Linen in Harris.

Scalpay weaver Sheila Roderick has supplied about 100m (328ft) of linen for use in the latest screen adaption of author JRR Tolkien’s books.

The Hobbit is being shot in New Zealand by legendary director Peter Jackson and is due for release in December 2012.