Dress Carse of Gowrie Tartan
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Double width – 150cm wide
Australian Merino wool as it the finest
Dress Carse of Gowrie and is registered with the Scottish Tartan Authority
This Tartan has been created by M-Adam Designs
I have been around tartan for so long
I highland danced as a child in Australia here I was born and raise util I was 11 years old. My parents who were Scottish moved back to Dundee, as our Scottish heritage was always so important to my parents that it became part of my DNA. My eldest and youngest daughters danced as did my grandchildren although no great grandchildren have indicated any interest in Highland Dancing.
So as I say tartan has always been close to my heart.
I have always sewn, taught by my mum when I was a teenager. However I had quite a stressful job and took to paper-crafting as a de-stressor and ended up making tartan buttonholes and corsages to go with the wedding stationery I used to make.
One day a dancing judge who had one of my corsages asked me to make a handbag to match her corsage and there the bagmaking journey began. Initially I used other designers patterns and soon learned I could make my own and currently have 19 patterns, 3 of which are double patterns to make two bags. I mostly used tartan to make the bags and ended up selling my tartans, own fabric designs and bag making kits of crafting shopping tv, I did this for five years before retiring.
In that time I designed the Carse of Gowrie tartan and had a full roll woven. It is a District tartan named after my local area and therefore had to get Perth and Kinross Council approval to give it the name. It is registered with the tartan authority in Edinburgh.
I then decided that I would like to design a dancer tartan, lighter weight and with the instantly recognisable white/ecru background, so the Dress Carse of Gowrie tartan was born. It has gone through the same council approval process and is also registered with the tartan authority in Edinburgh.