Grassmarket Tartans is part of the Grassmarket Community Project, a place where vulnerable people come to be part of a community, develop new skills, grow in confidence and enjoy genuine friendships. Members who are part of Grassmarket Tartans learn a range of different textiles skills.
In 2011, a talented member of our weaving group took inspiration from the famous local story of Greyfriars Bobby and designed Greyfriars Tartan. In 2014 we started a tartan textiles group where our in-house tailor equips members with the skills required to design and create the prototypes for a range of beautiful handmade products. While making the products, members are undergoing a comprehensive textiles training programme and working towards becoming more employable, as well as gaining valuable life skills such as improved communication and team work. At the moment, members are designing and creating products to order. We have had orders that have gone as far afield as California and Shanghai. Products can currently be found on sale at our café and other outlets around Edinburgh – please see our gallery page for examples of our work.
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