[Elfsea] tartan fabric

housedragonstar housedragonstar at prodigy.net
Fri Oct 26 18:07:52 PDT 2001

Tried this five years ago.  I work for Nokia.  We used to have tons of
engineers from England and Ireland floating around the plant.  I helped one
of them out on a project and so he wanted to return the favor.  His mom
lived in the north of England and made regular trips to Scotland.  According
to the young man, she was a "professional shopper" and if anyone could find
cheap tartan, she could.

She didn't find any.  The prices there were not much better than the prices

Plus, at 9 yards a kilt, that will be in the "pay tax at the gate" category.

So, we ordered from a place in Florida.

Medb Liath

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Sitton" <jane.sitton at radioshack.com>
To: <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 10:31 AM
Subject: RE: [Elfsea] tartan fabric

> Is there much interest in acquiring "real" tartan from Scotland locally?
> ask because Logan is toying with the idea of making a trip to Scotland in
> the spring (or sooner, if he can arrange it), now that he is able to fly
> free, compliments of the US Army.  He could easily get to the UK, buy the
> tartan cheaper there than having it shipped to the US, then hop on a
> back.
> Another idea is to see if someone from Drachenwald who lives in the UK (I
> know London has a branch of the Scotch House tartan store.) could purchase
> the cloth for you & mail it here.
> Sometimes ebay has tartans/kilts, but you'd be lucky to find exactly what
> you were looking for.
> Just a few thoughts.
> Madelina
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul or Galen [mailto:baron at elfsea.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 4:15 PM
> To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
> Subject: [Elfsea] tartan fabric
> In my recent searches, I have found many sources for good tartan fabric,
> around 54" - 60" wide, all of it priced at between $50 and $60 per yard.
> Anybody know a good source for tartan that's substantially cheaper?
> I'm particularly looking for the Douglas Modern sett, medium weight
> (around 13 oz).
> thanks!
> - Galen
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