Monday, April 11, 2022

Tartan Day 2022

 Quite a blustery day, 
                  perfect for seeing men in kilts! 

And spending time out of doors with my sister.
Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage on 6 April, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320, the Scottish Declaration of Independence. It also recognizes achievements of Americans of Scottish descent.

There was myth..... 
And music.....
and monsters!
Lots of cool weaponry to look at and wish for. 

        I especially enjoyed the weaving tent. 
   Here is a four harness floor loom, the tartan being made was amazingly complicated. I'm still making tea towels and scarves on my rigid heddle loom!  

we were about to see the spinners at work, but their tent started blowing away! 

The most interesting and authentically dressed person I met was this gentleman. He said he'd been doing reenacting for 30 years. Wish we'd had more time to chat. 

Remember to always Persevere. 
Looking forward to the next Tartan Day. 

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