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    Lightbulb Canadian PV Tartans?

    There's a mill in Canada that makes the Maple Leaf, the New Brunswick, the Nova Scotia, the PEI, etc. in PV.

    I wonder if Rocky can get the Canadian PV tartans for his Casual Kilts, and if the material is of comparable quality to the MM pv?

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    Can you post a link as I have never heard of this mill.
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    Do you mean Fraser Kirkbright? They are the mill who wove up the X-Marks wool run last year, and wove the Royal Stewart for my kilt, I'm not sure if they do P.V. or not

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    Not trying to hog this thread but if it the mill in Quebec Aleisha Fabrics the quality of their PV is very low, the weight is approximatly 8-10oz, it pills very easily, its a loose weave , and really itsn't all that great for kiltmaking I have used it in the past like in the beginning and was never happy with the end result, hence why I had MM create a 12 oz PV MAple Leaf tartan this has made wonderful kilts .
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    As was said above the Canadian tartans in PV do show up in some of the local fabric shops. The ones I have seen are very lightweight - nothing like quality of MM's pv.

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    To echo MacHummel - a couple of years ago, I bought some non-Marton Mills Maple Leaf PV on eBay from a Canadian seller. It is just 10 oz., and it is a loose, light weave. To make it kilt-worthy, I had to line the entire kilt.

    Glen, I think Fraser Kirkbright only did that one run of 13 oz. PV Black Watch that Steve mentioned once or twice. Gordon might have done a special order since then, but when I contacted him the colors he had available then were limited.

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    In my search for ANY mill that weaves PV material (especially the ellusive 'quality 16 oz PV' beast), I have run across this mill... it was about 4 years ago (and yes, I forget the name of the mill by now). 2 small points...

    1. This is the same mill that another Canadian PV Kiltmaker (NOT MacHummel) uses to get his Canadian Tartans. Having seen one and held the material, I already decided that the material was too light to make a kilt from... The others on this thread are correct - the weight is approx 8 or 9 oz.

    2. Having spoken to the mill's owner once, he made it very clear that he did not sell / ship his material to anyone outside of Canada. Not sure WHY that was his policy, but it was. I couldn't buy the material even if I DID think it was high enough quality for a kilt.

    If you're looking for a decent quality 'Canadian' tartan PV kilt, check out MacHummel.

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    I have some of the "other" stuff in a Nova Scotia tartan; it's intended to make my wife a skirt. I got it through an eBay reseller, at a good price.

    I hope it will do well for a skirt , but it may need to be lined. For dressy occasions, I'll bet she wears her USAK skirt in Marton PV instead!

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    I think Pete is correct about the company. I remember them being in Montreal for some reason. I owned a kilt from another PV kiltmaker who used these for his Canadian tartans. It's at best an 6-8 oz PV and very thin. Yes it's soft, but I would not recommend it.

    My understanding is that they would not ship outside of Canada. That was a few years ago.

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