How often over the years have I craved that something new and innovative would liven up the traditional world of tartan! So it was with delight that I was introduced to the bubbling (fast-boiling would be more accurate) enthusiasm of Moira Dalgetty when she introduced me to her very beautiful mosaics.
These mosaics are works of art, fabric sculptures if you like – tartan tartans where narrow strips of Scotland’s iconic fabric are woven together, interlaced to form striking wall decorations and conversation pieces.
That these bespoke three-dimensional creations now grace some of the ‘highest offices in the land’ is a measure of their unique cultural and aesthetic appeal. At long last a breath of fresh artistic air is blowing away some of tartan’s inevitable cobwebs.