Our new house tartan
Do you like our new tartan? As I write, this is a temporary computer-generated image from our tartan design systems. But a length of real plaid in this pattern is on the looms right now, so soon we'll be replacing this with a photo, in all its glory.
It's the first in our new Scotweb tartan family: called House of Merchiston. (Well, I live in a house, in the Merchiston district of Edinburgh, and it has a nice ring to it.)
We've been meaning to create our own 'house' tartan for, well, forever. So the launch of our new CLAN site seemed like a good opportunity to do it for real.
We wanted it to speak about our ideas and values, to be distinctive but also somehow familiar. It's unusual in using no fewer than six separate blue shades, blended into a harmonious whole. We hope you'll find it as beautiful as we do.
But it's also designed to be functional and practical. For the purposes of its first use, as a header tartan for this web site, it gives a nice solid background which is easy to read text over. But when we begin to make garments from it, we're confident it will also work well as a universal plaid that anyone can wear, to look great with a sophisticated discretion.
House of Merchiston Blue will be available for pre-order very soon! Make sure you're on our mailing list to keep in touch with this - and all our new developments.