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Articles by tag "tartans"

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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......

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:...

Tartans: find your family or clan
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

The first thing to know is that whilst many people prefer to wear a plaid linked to their own family heritage, there is no law that you must wear a kilt only in your own tartan. Most people prefer a family tartan for reasons of tradition. But if you can’t find one you like, there ......

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....

Tartan: what is a "Restricted" tartan?
Nick Fiddes 21 Jun 2016

A “Restricted” tartan can mean many things. Some can be supplied under special conditions. Another might be supplied direct from its owner. Others (e.g. most corporate tartans) are not for public use. Please enquire for more information on a specific 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......

Tartan production: professional services
Admin User 23 Jun 2016

If you need more flexibility, liaison, and control than our standard weaving production process allows, we can provide a full professional tartan design and production process. This will generally incur surcharges on top of our standard published pricing, which will depend on the nature of a......

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