After a couple of the worst months on record the sun has finally begun to shine on the British Isles. Whilst tweeds were invented to blend in with the relevant hillside and heather, it is amazing how bright sunshine brings out the rich mix of colour found in the twist of the yarns. Our country garments often have over 20 colours blended and spun to create beautiful country fabrics, rich in quality and tradition. As a fabric designer there is nothing more rewarding than creating a new tweed that can sit comfortably on the shooting fields of  Britain or turn heads on Saville Row.

As we come to the end of July our mobile business heads north of the border to show our countrywear at the Border Union show in Kelso, before pushing into the Highlands for the Moy Field Sports show near Inverness. We finish our Scottish adventure at the Turriff show near to Aberdeen. Avon So Soft, is a must for Moy, where the midges take a free breakfast and evening meal at our expense if not well covered.

Highlights from June and July involved any completed trading day! Our thoughts go out to traders, organisers and of course all of you who made plans to travel to events only to find them cancelled. We did have a sunny weekend in mid July near Thetford where we were invited to an army charity open day which involved the Household Cavalry doing their famous musical ride. We had seen it briefly at the Royal Norfolk but this time it was a real ringside seat. What a treat to the eyes and a real “hairs on the back of the neck” moment. They really do make you proud to be British.

See you in Scotland, and best wishes to all our Olympians for the next three weeks.

Jon Wall