The conference in Beaune went well. Now we’re in Edinburgh, on holiday. Yeah!
We did notice a difference in food between Beaune and Edinburgh.
Now the holiday has started, I can do what everyone does; visit the local landmarks. Fabric shops are landmarks, aren’t they?
I went to Edinburgh Fabrics on the advice of Karen of Did you make That? (http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/fashion-blog/2013/jun/11/top-ten-fabric-shops-uk)
Edinburgh Fabrics has a good range selection of most fabrics, a lovely selection of Scottish and British wools and a small but fabulous selection of Harris tweeds, including hand woven ones in gorgeous colours. At 90 cm wide and £60 per metre I decided they didn’t need to travel with me so I just enjoyed them in the shop
My long suffering husband sent a text while I contemplating whether to buy this tartan or not. “Stuck in fabric shop, send help”.
Ken responded “my advice is not to struggle”. Ken has a wife who sews too…
I bought the tartan.
This cotton ‘tartan’ is coming back to Australia with me too
Old Town Edinburgh
Tailoring in progress upstairs. Lovely things to buy downstairs.
Amazing mossy stonework.
You’re wondering how warm Spring is in Scotland? The Woolly Mammoths would have felt at home.
(the scarf was knitted from wool bought last summer in Paris, the coat is the egg)
We are staying in Hotel Missoni (He who Cooks well understands my fascination with couture).