Ecclefechan Mitts!

Over the past couple of days, quite a few of you have contacted me to ask about the black and white mitts that appeared in the header image at the top of this page. Well, this is my new design — the Ecclefechan Mitts! I was so happy with the photograph that I just couldn’t…

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maud

John Watson Gordon, James Hogg (1830). © National Galleries of Scotland. I’ve been working on a piece for Yarn Forward about tweed. In the course of my research, I’ve been reading a lot about the Maud: the shepherd’s plaid traditionally worn in the Scottish Borders. This is John Watson Gordon’s portrait of James Hogg, best…

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the last gold thing

Today was very bright — just the day for a walk — so we went to Melrose and ascended the Eildons. Each of the hills has a very different character. I don’t know about King Arthur sleeping under the Eildons but there were certainly lots of rabbits beneath the most westerly one — the ground…

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