Tartan Scarf

I was thinking what I could do to treat myself right now. I’ve been a good and obedient citizen during the pandemic. I knew immediately–all winter, every morning when I put on a coat and scarf to go out, I think it’s odd that I don’t have a tartan scarf. At my age. Imagine. My … Read more

Truth about Kilts

“Today, a man’s pride in his Scottish heritage is often asserted by wearing a kilt made of his clan tartan—a fabric woven with the specific plaid pattern that is claimed by his family. You might assume with kilts being such an important piece of Scottish tradition that the clan tartans are several millennia old, or … Read more

Tartan Samples

Swanstrom Tartan

As part of the tartan registration process, we have to submit a woven sample. This requirement is intended to insure that every registered design will be woven, not remain just a design concept. We ordered our sample from Molly Manaugh. Actually, I ordered an extra for myself, just to have. I got the tartan samples … Read more

Swanstrom tartan

We have preliminary approval for the Swanstrom tartan from the Scottish Tartan Authority. Now, we need to get it woven. Swanstrom Tartan, No. 7222, Scottish Tartan Authority. Revised Oct. 29, 2019 to add link.