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Tartan Fabrics

Tartan Fabrics

The finest Scottish woven tartan fabrics.

The dyeing of spun thread in Scotland was once carried out by utilising the nations native plant resources. Lichens, bark, heathers, plants, mosses, berries and seaweed were all widely used depending on locality. The colours obtained by using natural dyes had less predictable results and the would fade over time. The ancient colours of today are authentic tartan designs which are produced in softer shades to replicate the attractive effects produced by vegetable colourings. The development of aniline dyes in the mid 1800's produced a wider range of more intense strong colours, these are the modern or ordinary colours which are so popular today. Our aesthetically pleasing mellow weathered designs are authentic Scottish tartans which are rendered in the colourings produced by long exposure to the sun and the elements.

We offer thousands of the finest quality authentic Scottish Clan and family tartans all at low prices. No imports guaranteed - we operate a strict policy of only selling traditional tartan fabrics that are actually woven in Scottish woollen mills, ensuring our customers get the genuine high quality pure tartan material, at the lowest prices around.

We're so confident that we offer the best prices on Scottish tartan fabric, we'll refund the difference if you find the same quality at a better price on any UK website.

Budget plain weave featherweight tartans are the lightest on the market, perfect for making accessories that can worn at any time of the year, whatever the climate.

The lighter weight tartans are used for making a wide variety of items including skirts, dresses, blouses, curtains, table decorations, table runners, tablecloths, napkins, cushion covers, throws, trousers, sashes, scarves, ties, shawls, plaids, cummerbunds, bow ties and light casual kilts for warmer climates.

Our medium and heavy weight tartan fabrics are often used for making throws, curtains, upholstering chairs, stools, settees, seats and sofas, making them ideal for interior furnishing projects as well as traditional kiltmaking.

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