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    Historical sporran

    Looking through the past articles, I am not seeing my answer, so bear with me if I am asking a already discussed question.

    Can anyone point me to patterns or explanations on how to build a historic sporran? I am specifically interested in the late 18th to early 19th century. I especially like some of the sporrans illustrated on the paintings of Allen such as the Wedding at Blair Atholl (the dancing gent with the trews for example).

    Isaac

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    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...pattern-16716/

    Is this the style your looking for?
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    The sporran in the painting looks a bit more like this one...


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    Hi Isaac,

    Something like this?

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    There is a description of how they are made here:-

    http://www.mackenziefrain.com/index....mage_id=201626

    I have one of these sporrans and like it a lot.

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    Yes, Calgacus... something like that.

    As for that "Rob Roy" pattern... that would be a cool pattern for maybe making a fur sporran, which is something I have been wanting to do with some beaver hide I have left over from sewing my wife a beaver fur blanket. Hmmm... I may need to start a sporran collections.!!

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    Harold Cannon, a member of this forum, made this sporran for me.
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    Wow, very cool!

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    Here's one that was made for me by Sue Craigie.

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    It's my understanding, it was one of the last sporrans she made before retiring.
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