Pink ‘n’ Mix

For the latest installment of this month’s Pick ‘n’ Mix feature, our Digital Artist in Residence Aileen Collis has created a design based on a digital image of a pattern book in the collection of E Y Johnston, Textile Manufacturer, Galashiels, held at Heriot-Watt University.

So here’s a photo of some colourful fabric from another Heriott-Watt collection, that of Alan Paterson (died 1986), who collected and researched Highland dress and tartan. The photo shows a woman’s silk stole in Jacobite tartan.

See also: History of textiles: Scottish textile heritage.

Photo courtesy of Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service. To receive copies or permission to reproduce please write to Ann Jones, University Archivist