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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......

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....

Tartans: choosing from variety of fabrics
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The “same” tartan (e.g. Stewart Hunting Ancient) can be woven in any number of fabrics, by different weavers. Which you choose depends on how you intend to use it. The main distinctions are:...

How do I find the fabric I want?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

We offer tens of thousands of fabrics for sale. This may seem confusing at first. But it's simple to find exactly the one for you......

Tartans: choosing the right one for you
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Selecting a tartan can be bewildering at first sight. But choosing is easy and fun once you know how. We suggest you first decide on the following issues....

What are “Custom Design” tartans?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Tartans described as Custom Designs in our Tartan and Fabric Finder are not officially recorded but have been informally created by users of our free online Tartan Designer facility. Please read the following points carefully before ordering a Custom Design tartan....

Fabrics: what’s the best material and weight for my needs?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

We supply a very wide range of fabrics, so we can’t answer every question here. If in doubt, our customer service team is trained to advise on every need, so please just ask! Meanwhile, here are some broad pointers. Materials This depends mostly on your use. For garments, most people prefer......

Fabrics: stock or woven to order
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

We offer two main types of material to order: (1) Off-the-Shelf fabrics that are in production at one of the major weaving mills, and that we can source for you normally within a few days; and (2) Woven-to-Order fabrics, including wools and silks, that we can produce for you a......

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