Saturday 25 January 2014

A get together for all things Scottish

I am hoping to join in with a Burns night supper link up with Liz over at Shortbread and Ginger.  A get together and celebration for all things Scottish.

First up is a vintage knitting pattern costing 6d when originally purchased, it actually cost me 50p and was found in a charity shop in Aviemore.  A wonderful family holiday with 2 of my daughters and their families a year or so ago.  It was printed in Scotland by James Paton Ltd Paisley.

From the same company originally costing 9d, I found this vintage pattern at a car boot sale locally in Lincolnshire.  It does make you wonder the stories behind this pattern, who owned it before me and knitted up this classic cardigan.  How many times has this pattern actually been used?  I paid 20p for this pattern and although a real bargain I do think it is very sad that no real value is placed on something so wonderful.

Next up is another great passion of mine and that is Harris Tweed, hand woven on the Western Isles and the only fabric that I am aware of protected by the Government.  It is a dream of my husband and I that we will one day live on the beautiful Island Of Lewis.  Shown above are examples of brooches on their own and pinned to crocheted head bands.  Always finished with a vintage or recycled button another great love of mine.  I really do love a button.

Needle cases, again using Harris Tweed and lined with felt.

 A notelet using Harris Tweed and finished off with a tartan ribbon bow.

Another great find from the charity shop in Ness, Isle of Lewis.  What a fascinating thought that the weavers on the Island turn this into a very special Harris Tweed.

Looking forward to seeing other peoples Scottish treasures.


  1. Hi, thanks so much for joining with me for the all things Scottish link-up. Being from Greenock, I love the pattern - wonderful find. I love your tweed makes too.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

    1. I am so pleased that I was successful with the link. Whilst I am not new to collecting and crafting I am a novice to blogging and the computer, so I have given myself a pat on the back.

  2. Some lovely things here, I am a great fan of hearts, so love the tweedy ones.

  3. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my Burns Night post - we did have a great time. I love your old patterns - my Mum has an old box file of patterns from the 60s, 70s and 80s and I love to look through them. That and her button tin. x

  4. There is nothing more thrilling than routing a button tin.