Notes From The Designer|
Karen's initial aim was to match her wedding gown to her fiancÚ's O'Connor tartan. We managed this beautifully with a green/black shot silk taffeta which took on blue tones in certain lights. She was also inspired to order victorian ankle boots to be covered in the actual loom woven wool tartan. These worked out extremely well: proving that the long-established company I use for covered wedding shoes are experts in this field. The two boots were identical - every line of the tartan weave matched perfectly.
Other clients have opted to use silk dupion tartan - available in around 90 clan colours. It is a beautifully lustrous fabric and I have used it to cover wedding shoes for brides, for edging corsets and for lining wraps - quite apart from making entire wedding dresses which can look stunning in silk tartan!
Silk dupion tartans available (suitable for wedding dresses and covering shoes) include: Royal Stewart, Dress Stewart, Dress Gordon, Black Watch, Mackenzie, Prince Charles, Black/ White Erskine, Red Ramsey, Princess Mary, Camel Stewart, Dark Anderson, Kennedy, Lindsay, Dark Maple, Modern Macdonald, Ruthven, Old Wallace, Hunting Macinnes, Mackenzie old colours, Macduff of Duff, Macbeth, Hunting Maclean, Hunting Macrae, Old Macdonal of the Isles, Forbes, Old Maclachlan, Braveheart tartan, Ancient Crawford, Sinclair, Ancient Douglas, Macpherson, Ancient Macleod, Burns, Perthshire, Red Remony, Grampian, Macnaughton, Modern Lindsay, Mackay, Modern Mackay, Bruce, Murray, Fraser, Ancient Johnson, Ancient Davidson, Antique Royal Stewart, Antique Buchanan, Cameron, Gunn, Mackintosh, Macgregor, Baird, Buchanan, Campbell, Hunting Ross, Graham, Mackintosh chief, Hunting Macmillan tartan, Robertson, The National Tartan, Flower of Scotland, Old Baird tartan.