Alberta Tartan Craft in Poly Cotton fabric
The idea for Alberta’s official tartan began in 1961 at the Edmonton Rehabilitation Society, a charitable organization set up to teach useful skills to the disabled. The Alberta tartan Craft was designed by Alison Lamb, the Society’s director, and Ellen Neilsen, the weaving instructor. The green represents the province’s forests, while the gold represents its grain fields. The shade of blue, as well as the gold, are also Alberta’s provincial colors. Alberta also has a dress tartan used for formal attire or special events. It contains the same colours as the Alberta tartan Craft with large sections of white.