To celebrate our wedding anniversary this year, the hubby and I went to Edinburgh for a long weekend. Edinburgh is a beautiful city but I was just as smitten with the tartan and the weekend became a tartan fest!
It was a joy for me to watch a piper play his bagpipes, dressed in his traditional Scottish kilt. To read how to make a men’s kilt, refer to the book Fashion With Fabric by Claire-Louise Hardie. This project was featured in the last series of The Great British Sewing Bee.
The Edinburgh Style
I could not resist buying a couple of tartan wool scarves for myself and cannot wait for the weather to be cold enough to wear them. A useful little book I found in an Edinburgh gift shop is How to Tie a Scarf – 33 Styles.
The Glasgow Style
I must make one of these cute Scottie dogs!
We went to the Tartan Weaving Mill which is the only working mill in Edinburgh.
Many different names of tartan exist. I have made a wrapover skirt in the Blackwatch tartan.
The World Peace Tartan was created to promote a global message of peace and illustrate’s humanity’s desire for a harmonious and sustainable future.
Here is a tartan onesie! I did actually see a man entering a pub wearing this (no doubt he was drunk) and a big wig of curly red hair on his head!
Ladies, take note of this sign outside a pub (ha, ha)!