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Articles by tag "colour"

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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......

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......

Tartans: palette, colourways, or shades
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

A tartan is defined by its unique “sett” - a pattern of criss-cross lines of various widths in particular colours. These colours are traditionally recorded quite loosely, such as “dark green”. This leaves plenty of room for interpretation! Over the years, tartan weavers h......

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