Scott Monument with Birds

The Scott Monument in Edinburgh was constructed in 1844 as a tribute to Sir Walter Scott, the famed poet, writer, historian and lawyer. Reaching more than sixty-one metres above Princes Street, this distinctive landmark sits between the Balmoral Hotel, Jenners department store and the Royal Scottish Academy.

When visiting the recently opened V&A Museum in Dundee, I came across a model of the Monument in the Scottish Design Gallery.

I instantly knew that such an iconic piece of Edinburgh architecture needed its own design using an iconic Edinburgh yarn, namely Ginger Twist Studio‘s Sheepish Sock yarn in Hocus Pocus.

The result is a new bag design called Scott Monument as shown below. The design interprets the outline of the memorial with a flock of circling birds. The base fabric is machine knit using Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift wool with the monument itself knit in the GTS yarn. Fabrics from Scottish Linen have been used to line the bags and make the handles.

These bags will be for sale at the GLOW Scottish Design Fair at the Dovecot Tapestry Studios, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th December.

GLOW Scottish Design Fair

Next on the calendar is the GLOW Scottish Design Fair at the Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street, Edinburgh on Saturday 8th December. I just love this place, and I’m so excited to be taking part.

Besides bringing my new Medium bags with detachable handles, there’ll be a new design too.

See you there!

Thank you, Yarnporium!

THANK YOU! A huge shout out to: the organisers of Yarnporium, Alison and Rachel of Yarn in the City; their floor manager, Sara; and all the amazing volunteers! You were fantastic!

A second huge THANK YOU to everyone who stopped at our stand to chat, showed us their woollies or bought a bag or badge. It was so lovely to meet you all.

Finally, to angeloftheforth who helps me prepare, run and recover from events! Love you, Jo! X

PS my goodies I purchased this weekend!