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I've been involved  with many clients who would like to have something special woven for them, it might have been an unusual tartan, or perhaps one that they have designed themselves, either for family use or perhaps to raise money for charity.
I'm always happy to help with  both the design work and the  commissioning of the cloth as well, it can be quite a long process, for small runs it can be expensive, worth it for a special family tartan, but for reasonable runs, it works out comparable with a stock tartan price


Here are a few projects with more details

The Scottish Wildcat Tartan
I’m was very happy to be involved with this tartan, specially designed to help raise interest in the plight of the Scottish wildcat. The colours have been carefully selected to reflect the shades and tones of the Scottish Wildcat, woven in pure wool in the traditional twill, this cloth is a wonderful reminder of this indigenous wild cat unique to the Highlands.

The initial idea to help the wildcats came as a result of a visiting American to the Scottish Highlands, seeing the Wildcat Haven and wanting to help to support them. As he is a kilt wearer and a long term member of an internet kilt forum there was discussion of how best to help, and of course the idea of a tartan was suggested. An idea from one of the members sparked interest and after lots of design and colour input from many others, the result was  a tartan that the community were pleased to give to the Wildcat Haven. So far we have woven more than 160 metres of tartan, raising funds for the Wildcat Haven.



This is an ongoing project and interest is being sought for the next weaving, please send me an email and I will keep your details on file and keep you update with progress on the ordering, this can take some time to gain enough meterage.

email  here to register your interest-






Previous items included:
cloth double width (approx  137 cm /54”) in 16oz pure new wool, £62 /metre

scarf approx. 25cm x 180cm  with  hand purling on the ends  -  £44
extra large scarf/sash  approx. 40cm x 220cm  with  hand purling on the ends  -  £85
5 yard traditional kilt £400          8 yard traditional kilt £525Prices may change due to increasing wool prices,but will give a reasonable idea

15 % of all sales of the cloth goes directly to the Wildcat Haven



MacLately Tartan


A group of  European kilt wearers got together and after an evening of entertainment decided to create their own tartan
more details here

It's a lovely tartan,  with a nod to tradition but perfectly suited to both formal and casual wear.   


And some of the kilts

 and scarves