Royal Dornoch and Fibre Fest 2016 Winner

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Commemorative Royal Dornoch Cushion by Sandra Ian

I tried to incorporate as many aspects of Royal Dornoch as I could. The golfers are standing on a green with the bunker in front of them. The gorse which is often in abundance on the course is represented wit added ribbon detail. The tartan has been muted to create an evening sky on the course. The stitching across the cushion represents the sea below and the surrounding hills above. The stitching around the edge represents the club colours.

Royal Dornoch and Fibre Fest 2016 Runner Ups

Royal Dornoch Golf Club Glass Trophy by Willie Bain

The rock table glass is engraved with Royal Dornoch Club house, with golfers on the 1st tee. My inspiration for my choice of design and shape of glass was the beautiful view of the Struie hill and mountains to the west from the golf course. Incorporating the tartan, symbolising the change of world of the local landscape within the handmade oak plinth finishes of this individual piece.


Tartan Tee Wallet by Amy Britton

I love making items out of tartan and tweed and as I am originally from Dornoch, but now living in Stirling this competition struck a chord me.

My wallet bag is designed to carry something’s that always go missing in your golf bag. The internal elastic holders are ideal for golf tees and there is plenty room for ball markers, pens and general bits n bobs.


To continue the Celebration of 400 years of Golf in Dornoch, Royal Dornoch Golf Club has been working with Fibre Fest to create a unique competition for artists, and makers to create a product with the Royal Dornoch Tartan.

The Fibre Fest competition was open to the public in January and with 50 entrants from as far afield as Kent, all having the potential for the winning designs to join the Royal Dornoch Tartan range, the response has been outstanding. The wide variety of products has also been breathtaking. Royal Dornoch Tartan was inspired by the world class courses and surrounding landscape, the original pattern being created by Frasier Waters (12) at Dornoch Academy, in 2012. Since the initial design, the Club has developed a range of sportswear, sports accessories and household items.

The Organisers of Fibre Fest 2016 commented “From our 1st Fibre Fest in 2009 we have continued to grow and expand with world renowned artists and makers joining us for demonstrations and masterclasses. It really has been wonderful to work with Royal Dornoch - a world famous club, and support the 400 years celebration of golf in Dornoch.”

“We are very much a community club,” stated Neil Hampton, General Manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club. “With the original tartan pattern created by a local schoolboy, we felt the partnership with Fibre Fest allowed us to support an excellent non-golfing organisation that is active in Dornoch. We also hoped it would give us a whole new insight into products for our Royal Dornoch Tartan range and it certainly has.”

The judging panel was led by Kirsty Scott of Weave Consult, a textiles specialist who worked with Royal Dornoch to develop their tartan product range.   Kirsty commented “The level of entrants has been exceptionally high and it was a hard decision to choose the winning entries.  Our winners were chosen based on their high standard of design and execution, the defining way they used the tartan and the clear reflection of the golf club within their piece. Several products would also make excellent additions to the Royal Dornoch Tartan range and we look forward to exploring that further."

The Fibre Fest Royal Dornoch Tartan products will be on display at Dornoch Social Club on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March from 9.30am to 4pm.