Getting It Woven
Now that you have your tartan . . . what to do with it?
Your very first quest will no doubt be to actually get it woven so
that you can see and feel this uniquely personal identifier that
you've brought into the world!
The vast majority of people who have their own tartan have
created it to celebrate the fact that they have Scottish blood
flowing in their veins. The final icing on the cake of course, is
to have that tartan woven in Scotland so that when you wear it, you
can be very proud of the fact that your Scottish roots are that
much closer to you. You'll also be supporting a centuries-old craft
industry in Scotland that your forebears would have known and
possibly even worked in.
There may often be a slight premium to pay for the real thing
since the western world can't - and wouldn't want to - compete with
the low wages and working conditions of the copycat factories in
Asia. To know that what you have is from the country of your
origin, is worth that little extra we're sure.
You'll see a selection of weavers' advertisements on our
website, so you're just a click away from them. Alternatively, you
can straight to the Directory or the Feature Pages and see the faces behind the
names that you may be dealing with. Some of those Directory entries
will doubtless be for handloom weavers who may be more suited to
your needs so, regardless of where they come from - give them your
support - they're essential in keeping alive the craft traditions
of old. Woven into each line are the clacking and clattering looms
once heard in thousands of crofts across the Scottish