The Plaids are a story of Scotland, an illustration of its folklore, history and rugged, wild magic.
The Scottish Story Plaids
What is a F&H Story Plaid?
The Story Plaids are a mix of traditional pattern with details that tell a story of Scotland’s rugged and wild landscape. Scotland’s folklore weaves the natural with the magical, describing a place of fairies and giants, of plantlore and history. The Story Plaids bring together a magic unique to Scotland. The plaids are hand woven in my Scottish studio with high quality natural materials in very exclusive runs. The designs include only a handful of pieces: each textile then tells its own story with one off detailing such as hand stitching, hand spun, inlayed yarns and hand felted elements.
The Story Plaids can be worn, used as a blanket or throw, or hung on a wall as a piece of art in their own right.
Natural Fibres & Gentle Techniques
All the fibres are natural and chosen for their quality and sustainability. I select yarns from Scottish, British or Irish mills including a growing selection of fibres from local sources that are hand spun into unique and beautiful art yarns.
The designs are made using gentle techniques that hark back to slower times. Using a loom, powered by hands and feet not electricity. Each step is carefully considered so that the textile is made to the very highest of standards. A hand woven textile has life and personality and, if looked after, will look beautiful for many years ahead.
One-off story telling details
I love traditional patterns and believe their classic look will transcend seasons. The plaid is synonymous to Scotland and the designs are rooted in this pattern. I believe in creating one off pieces that reflect the wearer or owner of each piece. The stories are so unique and will not be re-created. Scotland radiates magic, it is why we often feel connected to it from afar. Each Story Plaid is a piece of textile art that illustrates this. The embellishments may be hand stitched, hand felted or threaded with hand spun art yarns that I spin myself.
Romantic and Scottish
The designs will take you back in time, whisk you away to the Highlands and Glens of Scotland. The stories will take you to misty plateaus, green clad hills, wind ruffled heather and deep, dark lochs.
The Story Plaids can be worn over a coat and fixed with a pin (Celtic pins look amazing!), they’re a perfect accompaniment to a beautiful dress for a wedding or simply thrown over a chair ready to be snuggled into whilst reading a well thumbed copy of Outlander.