We deal directly with several mills in Scotland and can order any available tartan in any amount you require.
Tartan is available in a number of different weights from 8 oz to 21 oz. and has various uses. Ten ounce tartan is considered light weight and is used primarily for women’s dresses; it also will make a fine Great Kilt. We don’t recommend this weight for mens kilts.
Thirteen ounce is medium weight kilting tartan and the one most often used for mens kilts. If you don’t mind the heavier weight, it can be used for a Great Kilt. Sixteen ounce is heavy weight – it pleats well and is preferred by some. SW or DW stands for Single Width or Double Width – if you have other questions please call or e-mail us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Silk and cotton tartans are also available.
If you’re looking for less expensive wool blends or wools, please contact us for our current in-stock wool list. These are only available as Great Kilts or to be made into fair quality Victorian era kilts and are not sold as yardage.
As with kilts there is a wide range of prices depending on weight and name of tartan selected. Contact us and we’ll quote you an exact price. Normal delivery time is approximately eight to ten weeks to your door. This is somewhat variable depending on the time of year and factors related to the particular mill involved. We can provide a pretty solid estimate at the time of your purchase.
If you require a tartan that has to be custom milled, we require a 10-15 yard minimum. All quoted prices are direct to your door.