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Articles by tag "tartan"

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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......

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......

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....

Tartan Searches - direct matches
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

If you search our tartan finder for a name, the first results to be displayed will be any direct matches for that name in our database.  ...

Tartan Searches - historically related
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

Traditionally, tartans have been worn not just by people sharing the same family name, but also by many other families living in the same area or who gave allegiance to the same clan chief or other authority. ...

Tartan Searches - closest match
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

If the name you have searched for does not appear anywhere in our database, and there is no name with just a letter or two different, we will list the closest matches that do appear in our lists. This may sometimes help if your name is related but spelled quite differently....

Tartan design: expert service
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Our expert design team is available to help you to create, or refine, your tartan design. We are happy to work with you in any way you need, whether this is providing a full-scale design from scratch, or simply checking your provisional designs for potential improvements....

Choosing tartan when no family plaid
Admin User 25 Jun 2016

People with no family tartan often ask us if they can wear a kilt too. Yes, kilts can be worn by anyone in the world, regardless of nationality or descent....

What is tartan? What makes it unique?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

A tartan (or ‘plaid’) is a simple criss-cross coloured pattern, which is normally woven. Each tartan is defined by its “sett“, a sequence of coloured lines called its “thread count“. A tartan’s thread count is normally (but not always) mirrored… i.......

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