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Date: 5/13/12 9:52 PM

I'm looking into purchasing a yard or two of fabric in the tartan associated with a specific family name. I know this tartan exists and have found a few places that offer it for sale. Thing is, I've never dealt with or even heard of any of the vendors.

I can reconcile myself to paying a shocking amount per yard, since this is a specialized product, but I prefer not to use an online source without a recommendation. Anyone have any experience with a tartan-fabric-selling site?

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Yards purchased: 46.3

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Date: 5/14/12 1:05 AM

I have used 2 Canadian on-line sites for purchasing supplies for our Scottish Country Dancing clothing and gifts -- so far have only ordered a small amount of fabric.

Both have been very good.

If you like I can provide you with the links.

There is also one in Minneapolis that I am hoping to check out next time I'm down there.

And yes you will pay dearly for good quality wool tartan -- that's why I'm doing a practice kilt before ordering my family tartan for DH's kilt.

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Sheila
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Date: 5/14/12 7:30 AM

Dear Sheila,

I'd be pleased to get the links. Fortunately I don't need a kilt's worth (I've been reading that those take 5 yards or more).

Ah, Scottish Country Dancing! I don't know the moves myself (it's all I can do to keep up with an English country dance) but it's very pretty. The music is particularly close to my heart, as one of my first tunebooks was "The Kilted Fiddler."

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Jeanne
2014 yards in inventory: (to be counted)
Yards cut/sewn:58
Yards purchased: 46.3

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

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Date: 5/14/12 10:34 AM

I have ordered both fabrics and supplies from Tartantown which is in BC and have had very good, prompt service.

I have ordered only supplies at Hint of Heather which is a MB company -- they are located in a small community north of Winnipeg and we drive out to pick up our order there. He has a small shop set up in his home.

The Minneapolis one that I've heard good things about is The Celtic Croft -- I have not ordered from them but am planning to drop in to see them the next time I'm in Minneapolis.

We just finished our 3rd year of classes and are thoroughly enjoying the whole experience -- and what a great group of people. We have attended several workshops both locally and afar .... and hope to attend many, many more in a variety of locations.

We have a local English Country Dance group as well and sometimes joint functions are held. Always a lot of fun.

So what project are you working on?

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Sheila
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2014 Stash Busting Sew-Along:
59.0 yards sewn (as of 09/17/14)
133.875 yards purchased (as of 09/17/14)

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Date: 5/14/12 8:54 PM

Thank you so much! I think the Minneapolis place would be fun to order from, just in case they have a catalog (I don't know of any other place that offers claymores and other celtic weaponry....)

Ah, this is the project, for a baby boy that has Scottish grandparents:

Baby hat

I'll make the golf hat for fun (what baby would keep that on for more than a split second?) and a bucket hat with elastic for actual, practical, keep-the-sun-off use. The bucket hat will NOT be in tartan!

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Jeanne
2014 yards in inventory: (to be counted)
Yards cut/sewn:58
Yards purchased: 46.3

"People....so much bigger on the inside." Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife," 6.04, by Neil Gaiman.

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Date: 5/14/12 10:35 PM

That golf hat is adorable -- and if he likes it he may just keep it on. You never know -- I have one grandson who wears a hat I made him all the time and another you have to fight with to get him to wear any kind of a hat.

Look forward to seeing your project when it's finished.

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Sheila
"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"

2014 Stash Busting Sew-Along:
59.0 yards sewn (as of 09/17/14)
133.875 yards purchased (as of 09/17/14)

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