AN ARTIST’S PALETTE
Much like the delicate blending of paint to create an impressionist's masterpiece, there is far more to a Cashmere or Merino Wool tartan or ombré design than meets the eye. Weaving a tartan accessory involves a two-part process. Warp threads run vertically, and weft threads, which run horizontally across the cloth, create the weave. A thread in the warp crossing one of the same colour in the weft produces a solid colour on the tartan,
while yarn crossing another of a different hue produces an equal mixture of the two shades. The more colours introduced, the more muted the tartan's pattern becomes.
Similar is true of our iconic ombré designs, where multiple colours combine to produce what appears to be just two shades of yarn blending seamlessly into one another.
OUR ECLECTIC TARTANS
Our talented designers have taken a playful approach to tartan design this season, incorporating bold new colours to awaken the senses. Inspired by the brightest of local landscapes, each piece is a kaleidoscope of nature-influenced art.
Exceptionally soft Cashmere fibres make our Classic Cashmere Stole the most comfortable accessory you will ever own, and our new seasonal tartan Vibrant Gorse is the boldest way to wear it. This predominantly yellow and blue design is inspired by the sunny, robust gorse bushes of the Moray landscape and the Rivers Lossie and Teviot near our Scottish mills.
Our Classic Cashmere Stole is also available in our seasonal Spirit of Moray tartan, featuring the grey and purple hues of granite synonymous with the Cairngorm mountains and hints of teal, pink and yellow reminiscent of Scottish wildflowers. Wild Heather is a soft, contemporary tartan design featuring a neutral lilac base uplifted by bright purple, inspired by traditional Scottish heather. This year also sees the launch of our Johnston's of Elgin's House Check tartan.