Sunday, February 17, 2013


Spent last week in Edinburgh and what a joy if you love wool and traditions. Edinburgh Castle, no tattoo until august but well worth a visit, the entire place is quite remarcable and so is the scottish crown displayed here Ness a local store that became my favourite, use tartans and tweeds in a very modern way. They have a webshop a more traditional use of tartan but in a very playful way shown here on our guide Alistair who guided me to the highlands, Loch Ness and more Just off the castle on the Royal Mile was a shop called Jeffrey tailor kilt shop and they also had looms and was making kilt fabric there and selling it of course as well as costum mede and RTW kilts. If you want a kilt I would suggest a visit to Armstrong and son a vintage shop chain in town for a better price. Men´s kilts are quite heavy!!! I visited 3 fabric stores and they where all nice. These fabrics is from Edinburgh fabrics that I visited with Debi from "My happy sewing place" It´was her favourite shop and I bought 3 fabrics and straps for a kilt, the purple green fabric is going to n´be a Billie kilt that a talked about before, and for that reason I bought a kiltpin with a purple stone on ( matchy matchy...) I visited one yarnstore too and bought a skein of locally hand dyed lace yarn and I also spent a night knitting with a local group also

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