Friday, September 4, 2009

Tartan: Plaid is In on Etsy



Handpicked on Etsy
Segueing from stripes into plaid, today's theme is about bands of color running at 90 degrees to each other, crossing over and under to create repeating, rhytmic blocks. Plaid pattern originated in cloth, historically associated with the regions and clans of the Scottish highlands where 'plaid' is known as 'tartan.' If you love plaid, you're in luck because the store racks will be loaded with authentic and mock tartan this season. As the "must have" of the moment, this autumn we won't be taking the lining of our Burberry coats or classic tartan skirts, scarves and blankets for granted! Today's featured artists are not new to plaid, and they apply the pattern in ways that are both classic and unconventional to create pieces that will look timely right now and remain classic in the future. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices range from $14.00 to $150.00.
Today's featured Etsy artisans include: LuckyZelda, yystudio, tangibledreams, CharmedCeramics, moaningminnie, orsinimedici1951, LuliBags, KnotOriginal, vhefner, UnderReconstruction, JDWolfePottery, hellome, malaniehazen, dicopebisuteria

14 comments:

yystudio said...

Thank you for such a lovely selection. The plaid earring is so cute!

bagsofblessing said...

Oooohh, I'm the first to comment. These plaids knock my socks off! I am especially digging that purple plaid cowl. KnotOriginal -- I went to your shop, and as a fellow knitter, let me just say -- YOU ROCK!
http://www.bagsofblessing.etsy.com

hellome said...

Love love plaid - so excited one of my plaid items are featured on your blog, thanks!

http://hellome.etsy.com

Marzena said...

Thank you for including my tartan wrap to shis tartan group :) Looks like professional tartan collection !
UnderReconstruction

KnotOriginal said...

Wow, thanks so much for featuring my wine vineyard cowl among all of these fabulous plaid creations!
http://www.knotoriginal.etsy.com

Catherine said...

What a great group of beautiful items. Thank you so much for including my orange plaid purse.

I LOVE plaid!

www.LuckyZelda.com
www.LuckyZelda.etsy.com

Amber said...

Beautiful plaid! Thanks so much for including my brown plaid ceramic pendant.

JNpottery said...

So nice that you included Etsy Mud Team members!


Mudders Rock!

Nice post.

Kate said...

I've always loved plaid. Nice selections!

JDWolfe said...

Love plaid!

LuliBags said...

Hello

Thanks so much for featuring my orange tartan bag!!

Some really lovely items listed here, I will be sure to check out the other shops.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Lucinda
http://LuliBags.etsy.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/LuliBags/141458834376?ref=ts

Andria said...

You're all wonderful both for your artistry but also for taking the time to comment and add your energy to this blog. I hope this blog stirs up some action for your stores!

And, most of all, welcome to first-time visitors and new followers!

Lynelle said...

OMG, Love the red and grey tartan skirt. Tartan is one of my favorite things - I collect a lot of vintage wool tartan pieces. Great collection!

LifestyleBohemia said...

These are all such beautiful selections. I love plaid for the fall.

http://lifestylebohemia.blogspot.com