[Elfsea] tartan fabric

khadijah khunabah at netzero.com
Fri Oct 26 18:43:05 PDT 2001

Has anybody thought of using the fabric that school uniforms are made with?
It is a whole lot cheaper and is very durable. It wasn't very hot and is
easy to take care of. Just a thought.

reformed catholic-school girl

-----Original Message-----
From: housedragonstar <housedragonstar at prodigy.net>
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Date: Friday, October 26, 2001 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] tartan fabric

>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.
>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"
>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
>> 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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