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.