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    Marton Mills tweed tartans

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    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Would this fabric be suitable for a kilt?

    I'm looking at the Hunting Stewart Weathered specifically.
    I think the ‘tartan-tweed’ is an amazing material for kilts, and looks very sharp and unique. Here is a good example by Braw Kilts:

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    Yes, you can, but the MM tweeds are somewhat different from the wool kilting fabrics that they weave (16 oz. Jura and 12 oz. Bute). The tweeds are thicker, with a fuzzier, softer surface. They don't crease quite as cleanly for pleats and the patterns aren't quite as crisp as those of a harder, more typical kilt fabric.

    Barb T just made me a kilt from one of the MM tweeds and it came out beautiful. Like some of their tweeds and unlike the kilt weaves, my fabric had a small silvery colored thread woven in along the selvedge edge, so she hemmed the knife-pleated tweed kilt to hide it. We wondered if the bulk would feel strange, but it hangs and feels just fine. My wife made me a matching waistcoat to go with it. I never seem to have any luck uploading photos to this particular forum, but you can see photos of it here. We have all sorts of stuff made from the various MM tweeds and tartans - kilts, vests, skirts and dresses, long coats, hats and jackets. They have all been beautiful fabrics.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ul4rpeyg7j...-kilt.jpg?dl=0

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    According to Barb T., yes! She's going to make me a kilt in this fabric. I was also looking at the Hunting Stewart Weathered but had a box-pleated wool kilt made in that tartan instead. The tweed I purchased is a different one on that page.

    Go for it!
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    Todd

    BT has out done herself again!! That is one magnificent kilt. OC if the cost is not prohibitive I say go for it you should be very happy and even more of a "man about town" in that kilt.

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    What is the cost of these tweeds? I like the Skylark best.
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    You can see the pleats a little better in this one. I suppose a box pleat would be easier to build in tweed, but as you can see here, an eight yard knife pleated construction works if done by the right kiltmaker.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/osvc3fp9ipwz70j/tk2.jpg?dl=0

    The waistcoat my wife made is here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wcg218z4y...-vest.jpg?dl=0

    It's tough to photograph this MM "Peacock" tweed and get the colors accurate. It comes off looking brown in most light, but in reality the yarns are either navy or olive green, with a few orange and a handful of gold colored ones thrown in. No brown yarns at all.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqeshwv0or...ather.jpg?dl=0

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    Lovely! Sweet vest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    You can see the pleats a little better in this one. I suppose a box pleat would be easier to build in tweed, but as you can see here, an eight yard knife pleated construction works if done by the right kiltmaker.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/osvc3fp9ipwz70j/tk2.jpg?dl=0

    The waistcoat my wife made is here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wcg218z4y...-vest.jpg?dl=0

    It's tough to photograph this MM "Peacock" tweed and get the colors accurate. It comes off looking brown in most light, but in reality the yarns are either navy or olive green, with a few orange and a handful of gold colored ones thrown in. No brown yarns at all.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/dqeshwv0or...ather.jpg?dl=0

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    Thanks guys!

    I've always avoided hems in my kilts, but your kilt looks great with the hem.

    And that waistcoat is amazing! Your wife does great work.

    Now I have to calculate the sett size, which is tricky with Hunting Stewart. Happily Marton Mills lists the sett size of each of their tartan weaves.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Delete please
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