"The Secret Life of Tartan" Book by Vixy Rae
"The Secret Life of Tartan" Book by Vixy Rae
"The Secret Life of Tartan" Book by Vixy Rae

"The Secret Life of Tartan" Book by Vixy Rae

 

Tartan's status means we all have a relationship with Scotland's famous fabric, but how much do we really know? The Secret Life of Tartan goes behind the scenes - and beyond the kilt - to stitch together never-before-heard stories, fascinating anecdotes and historical gems. From supermodels to clan patriarchs, from New York's Tartan March to classic wedding finery, tartan transcends boundaries. Stunning images show a different side to tartan, celebrating the romance and style of a cloth that shaped a nation. This landmark book is a visual guide to the poetry of tartan, looking at the dark past of the most majestic of cloths. It covers the types and styles of tartan, exploring colour and craft, texture and cloth, viewing aspects of sustainability, from the handing down of kilts to the lost art of vegetable-dying yarn. It features the people behind the cloth: families, weavers and designers, mixing tradition and heritage with the contemporary. From the shortbread tin to the catwalk, regal palaces to highland bothies, The Secret Life of Tartan showcases tartan's dramatic diversity and outstanding heritage.

*Please note that this book has new cover art

“There is so much to tartan - there’s a stirring and romantic history, a science, and a treasure trove of fascinating stories. This book is all of that, and more. A delight for the senses.” Alexander McCall Smith

“Vixy at Stewart Christie has found the missing link, providing a unique bond between our history and traditional customs with a much needed contemporary feel. They breath fresh air into the industry and really capture the essence of Scottish heritage. They have found a way to make the Traditional feel Modern. Scotland should and do celebrate them! They are the perfect fit to help develop our brand and make Tartan accessible for everyone.” Sam Heughan

"Victoria's energy and passion for provenance jump out from every page - tartan with a tailored twist!” John McLeish, Chairman, The Scottish Tartans Authority
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HISTORICALLY DRESSING ROYALTY, NOBILITY AND GENTRY

Stewart Christie traces its trading heritage back to around 1720. Located in the New Town of Edinburgh, we have served four generations of the distinguished gentry of Scotland’s capital and beyond, supplying the likes of the The High Constables of Holyrood house, the Royal Company of Archers, the Moderators of the Church of Scotland and many family estates, to name but a few. Always growing, after four generations in the same family a new era has dawned under careful and respectful new ownership. A new future for SC&Co.

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