Edward Bransfield Commemorative Tartan-Weaving Away!

Finally!!!! The last of the samples are off the loom. The best of the three will be sent to the Scottish Registry of Tartans to be kept in their archives. Edward Bransfield Commemorative Tartan and a brief synopsis of Edward Bransfield will have its place in history!

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I have now begun weaving the scarves for the people who helped me in this project, namely, Jim Wilson and Ingrid Nixon.

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I thank them and each and every member of the Remembering Edward Bransfield Committee for allowing me to be part of their wonderful project. It was an amazing learning experience for me. Not only did I learn a great deal about a great explorer, I learned about the most amazing place on our planet–Antarctica! On top of that, I learned about tartans, their history and how to weave them.

As Jim Wilson has taught me,

Slán go fóill agus tabhar aire!



Categories: Edward Bransfield Commemorative Tartan, Scottish Registry of Tartan, Tartan, Uncategorized, WeavingTags: , ,


  1. You tartan weaving is most beautiful


  2. Go get ‘em!!!


  3. This is so exciting Gael, and I am not even weaving the tartan! it looks fantastic, you should be dead proud of your achievement. The Remembering Edward Bransfield committee is so delight to have you flying the (Tartan) flag for the project. Good on ya girl! 🙂

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  4. Congratulations! That’s a huge achievement, designing and weaving! Very cool.

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  5. Thought you and yours would like that. I have learned so much. No one told me the many uses of spray starch!!!

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  6. You are most welcome.


  7. O showed your Tartan photo to BA. “That’s really nice” high praise

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  8. COOL!!!!!! Thank you, BA! Tartans are tuff little buggers. The wool likes to stick together. Simple twill done very slowly. I shall learn patience YET!


  9. This is so impressive, congratulations!

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  10. Thanks! It has been a work of love!

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  11. Your weaving looks fabulous Gael, and to have your piece kept at the Registry of Tartans is amazing, well done Gael.

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