The photo shoot for our new Misty MacLeod Scarf and Shawl took place at the Red Roof Cafe Gallery, in perfect view of MacLeods Tables. The pattern of scarf and shawl is based on the MacLeod Dress Tartan, but we wove our version of this traditional tartan in the soft grey colours of a quiet, cloudy day. It was on exactly this sort of day, that we took the photos. MacLoed’s Tables were well tucked away in the mist which gave the new neckwear its name.
The Red Roof Cafe Gallery might appear quite small on the outside, but it’s a tardis of great food and creativity. You can enjoy delicious home baking and freshly prepared lunches while looking at Elly’s dramatically colourful paintings and collages. On most Friday nights during summer the little cafe turns into a venue for world renowned musicians. Check out this years gigs and book your tickets soon!
The day of our photo shoot saw the arrival of guitarist and flautist Tom Oakes, joined by Andy May on Piano and Uilleann/Northumbrian Pipes and Daniel Thorpe on the Fiddle. They were playing together as the Tom Oakes Experiment. Many thanks to them for the impromptu modelling and the great music afterwards! It has to be said though, that trying to direct musicians in a photo shoot is a challenging art form in itself.
The Tom Oakes Experiment: Daniel, Tom and Andy performing in the Red Roof Cafe surrounded by Elly’s artwork.