Sinclair Duncan

elliott + miskelly attended the official launch night of ‘The Abbotsford Scarf’, a contemporary collection of limited edition woven and printed scarves by Sinclair Duncan. Sinclair Duncan is based in the Scottish Borders and offers a range of woven and knitted accessories in cashmere, silk and wool, skillfully made in Scotland.

The collection is inspired by the rich textures, colours and patterns found within Abbotsford, the historic home of Sir Walter Scott, situated on the banks of the River Tweed near Galashiels.

Sinclair Duncan collaborated with two Heriot Watt University students to design the scarves. The designers, Anja Alexandersdottir and Laura Richardson were given full access to Abbotsford and could draw inspiration from any part of the house. The hand painted Chinese wall paper in the drawing room was a particular source of interest and provided the inspiration for the screen print.  

Anja and Laura described the challenges they faced combining a woven check with a printed floral but a sophisticated tonal palette and gradient colour effects brought the two elements together.

The scarves are limited edition and available to buy through selected retailers. Visit Sinclair Duncan at for more information.

After the scarves were unveiled we were treated to a guided tour of the house. A stunning home, lovingly restored by Scott, filled with interesting artifacts and antiques.  Well worth a visit if you are ever in the Scottish Borders!

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