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Why do colour shades of tartans vary?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

The colour of tartan fabric can often vary (sometimes greatly) from what you expect compared to a previous sample of the ’same’ tartan, or what you’ve seen on a computer display. There are many reasons why this will always be so, some of which we explain below. But first, we nee......

Fabrics: minimum lengths
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

You can order as little as one metre (about one yard) of most tartans and other fabrics that are available from stock. But as the length you order rises, the price will fall - signfificantly for commercial volumes....

What happens if my fabric is out of stock?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

It is inevitable that tartan fabrics will occasionally disappear temporarily from stock. Weavers try to predict demand. But a single large order can take all remaining stocks overnight. And that material may then take weeks or months to be rewoven, depending on their schedules....

Finding products in your tartan
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

While browsing products on our site, we can highlight items made in a Selected tartan at any level. You can choose to see: Products with tartans in your Family or Name Products available in one Pattern or Sett of your Family Tartan Products in fabrics of a particular Colourway Products matching t......

Learn More About Kilts & Tartans
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Scotweb’s MD, Dr Nicholas J Fiddes, has written a free illustrated e-book "Kilts and Tartan Made Easy" as a gift to help kilt lovers everywhere. In simple non-technical language it covers every aspect of buying a kilt, choosing your tartan, and accessorising an outfit for every occasion. As......

Tartans: choose by colour, or match colour
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Many people like to wear a tartan with historical or family meaning to them. But it is also fine to choose a tartan just because you like its look....

Can I get a sample fabric swatch?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

We can provide small sample swatches for most off-the-shelf fabrics. And we normally recommend obtaining one before any major purchase, due to the variability of screen displays and weavings. Swatches vary in size, but are often about 6″x4″ or 15cm x 10cm. However, we cannot......

How long does fabric take to be dispatched?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

We offer an almost unlimited range of tartans and other fabrics in a huge choice of materials. Thousands are available from stock, and will normally be dispatched within about a week....

About DC Dalgliesh
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

There are few industries left where speed and scale are not celebrated. Bigger, faster, stronger is now the way of the world. But not the whole world. There are a band of champions, few in number, who fiercely protect the values upon which all industry was once built - authenticity, quality and i......

How should I care for my cashmere?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

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