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    A project to reweave the original setting of MacKinnon

    I'm working on a reconstruction of the MacKinnon sett from the Highland Soiety of London's collection of 1816. Here's an original sample by Wilsons of Bannockburns together with some yarn matches.

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    And the calculation to lay out the pattern with a herringbone selvedge.

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    I recently found this portrait of William Alexander MacKinnon, 33rd clan chief c1820-25. It was he that sealed the tartan in the Highland Society of London's Collection in 1816 and is wearing it here.

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    And here's the cloth on the loom last week.

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