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Tartan Designer: buy fabrics
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

We can weave any tartan you design on our site, normally within about eight weeks. Larger volume orders can take advantage of deep bulk discounts....

Tartan Designer: about the CLAN online tartan designer
Nick Fiddes 22 Jun 2016

Our online tartan design facility lets you design your own tartan (also known as a plaid). You can even modify existing tartans officially recorded with the Scottish Register of Tartans. This entire online facility is totally free to use....

Tartan Designer: blank sheet or modify official tartan?
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

There are several ways to start designing. You can: Start from scratch Modify an officiall...

Tartan Designer: guidelines for good design
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

A tartan, when woven, should of course be aesthetically pleasing. This introduces considerations such as colour balance, or complementarity of shading (i.e. avoiding clashes) and symmetry, balance, and proportionality....

Tartan Designer: ideas and inspirations
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Tartan carries meaning far beyond most fabrics. Its design elements typically signify the interests or allegiance of the wearer (with the exception of what are often terms ‘fashion tartans’ that are chosen only for their use of colours that are in vogue at the time)....

Tartan Designer: understanding colour palettes
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Tartans are traditionally recorded only as broad colour descriptions rather than exact shades. So we recommend using the simple colour palettes (closed via the minus icon) if you are designing a tartan with a view to official recording. Schools and other beginners will probably also fin......

Tartan Designer: choose (and change) colours
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

First, click or drag colours from any of the three palettes in the ‘Choose colours’ panel, to put them into your Working Palette. The palettes are mostly 'closed' with a simple choice by default. Click the plus icon to see the full range of DC Dalgliesh Weaver's Colours......

Tartan Designer: arranging the pattern
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

Once you have selected your working colour palette, click the Arrange Lines button to move to the next stage. This panel has two parts: a working area to the left, and a display area to the right. The display area has a magn...

Tartan Designer: mirroring and symmetry
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The great majority of tartans have setts that use a reversing or mirrored symmetry. This means the sequence of colour bands runs one way, then pivots and repeats itself in reverse. The pivot colours at the ends do not double up. So a threadcount described as 2Green-4Red-6Black woul......

Tartan Designer: preview and sett size
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

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