X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb websiten Burnetts and Struth website The Scottish Trading Company
Xmarks advertising information Celtic Croft website Xmarks advertising information Celtic Corner website Xmarks advertising information

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    24th September 04
    Location
    Victoria, BC Canada 48 25' 47.31"N 123 20' 4.59" W
    Posts
    3,757
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    R'lyeh Tartan inquiry

    I know that there was a lot of interest a few years ago over the R'lyeh Tartan but I do not seem to be able to find a listing in either the Scottish Register of Tartan or the Scottish Tartans Authority.

    I seem to remember that it was designed by one of our members. Perhaps Artificer. But he has not logged on for over a year and emails to him are bouncing back as undeliverable.

    I also seem to remember that Matt Newsome handled the ordering from Dalgliesh but again, Matt has not logged on for over 5 years.

    Does anyone have any information on the Tartan design itself? Who the designer of record is? The thread count if possible? Any restrictions or copyrights?
    Steve Ashton
    Forum Owner

  2. #2
    Join Date
    10th December 06
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,799
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    24th September 04
    Location
    Victoria, BC Canada 48 25' 47.31"N 123 20' 4.59" W
    Posts
    3,757
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, I did but Artificer has not logged on since 2014. His email address does not work anymore and he does not seem to be answering messages on his facebook page.
    Does anyone have any contact info for him?

    Or would someone with some of the fabric mind taking a thread count.
    Steve Ashton
    Forum Owner

  4. #4
    Join Date
    2nd January 10
    Location
    Crieff, Perthshire
    Posts
    3,640
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Steve, this was designed without any reference to the STA which is why we've been unsighted on it, until now. There are enough images online to extract a threadcount from. I'll add it to the STA offline Db later and send you the threadcount.

  5. The Following User Says 'Aye' to figheadair For This Useful Post:


  6. #5
    Join Date
    24th September 04
    Location
    Victoria, BC Canada 48 25' 47.31"N 123 20' 4.59" W
    Posts
    3,757
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have finally been able to contact both Matt Newsome and Artificer.

    Artificer is indeed the designer but he lost the thread count in a computer hard drive crash.

    Peter, if you can determine a thread count perhaps we can reserrect the R'lyeh Tartan and give Artificer his credit as designer.
    Steve Ashton
    Forum Owner

  7. #6
    Join Date
    2nd January 10
    Location
    Crieff, Perthshire
    Posts
    3,640
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    I have finally been able to contact both Matt Newsome and Artificer.

    Artificer is indeed the designer but he lost the thread count in a computer hard drive crash.

    Peter, if you can determine a thread count perhaps we can reserrect the R'lyeh Tartan and give Artificer his credit as designer.
    Steve, PM sent.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    24th September 04
    Location
    Victoria, BC Canada 48 25' 47.31"N 123 20' 4.59" W
    Posts
    3,757
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you Peter I have your thread count now.

    Our member Truitt who is a weaver in Alaska has a kilt from the 2nd run of fabric and he has agreed to pull a thread count from his fabric.

    I have also been in contact with Artificer now. He lost the original thread count when he experienced a hard drive crash so this will hopefully bring his design back to life.

    I think that this is one of those things that X Marks can do so well. All of these people dedicated to saving and bringing back Tartan designs which would otherwise be lost. How cool is this?

    If anyone is interested in the R'lyeh Tartan - Here is just one link.

    https://www.curiousandunusualtartans.com/cthulhu
    Steve Ashton
    Forum Owner

  9. The Following 2 Users say 'Aye' to Steve Ashton For This Useful Post:


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0