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    Lochcarron are about to launch a new range of Strome British Wool Kilt Cloth. They are currently doing a special for me and I have been very impressed with their attention to detail from shade matching to working to my setting, including a herringbone selvedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Lochcarron are about to launch a new range of Strome British Wool Kilt Cloth.
    It's not clear how it differs from previous versions of the Strome weave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padraicog View Post
    It's not clear how it differs from previous versions of the Strome weave
    Scottish wool, woven on their older type looms meaning that cloth has a selvedge. Oh and using Scottish wool as opposed to imported NZ wool.
    Last edited by figheadair; 4th September 21 at 01:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Scottish wool, woven on their older type looms meaning that cloth has a selvedge. Oh and using Scottish wool as opposed to imported NZ wool.
    I might be accused of splitting hairs here, but might it be more accurate to say that British wool is being used? Nevertheless, a really worthwhile project and I wish it every success.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I might be accused of splitting hairs here, but might it be more accurate to say that British wool is being used? Nevertheless, a really worthwhile project and I wish it every success.
    A hair well split - British wool it is.

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    I have a sample swatch of Lochcarron Strome single width kilting from 15 or so years ago, and, as chance would have it, I find myself potentially in the market for buying a kilt length. This old swatch seems to be a superior material to the current standard double-width Strome, hence my interest.

    My enquiries to Lochcarron have been met with very helpful responses from Lochcarron, with the offer of weaving a superb-sounding cloth with a herring-bone selvedge, as mentioned in the previous post.

    As always, there is a downside - cost..! I would need to commission a 60metre length at £88 per metre - which would make for a very expensive kilt, and rather a lot of left-over material.

    I guess what I need is to find a jobbing weaver whose operational methods would make weaving a kilt length worth their while - anyone have any reccommendations..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troglodyte View Post
    I have a sample swatch of Lochcarron Strome single width kilting from 15 or so years ago, and, as chance would have it, I find myself potentially in the market for buying a kilt length. This old swatch seems to be a superior material to the current standard double-width Strome, hence my interest.

    My enquiries to Lochcarron have been met with very helpful responses from Lochcarron, with the offer of weaving a superb-sounding cloth with a herring-bone selvedge, as mentioned in the previous post.

    As always, there is a downside - cost..! I would need to commission a 60metre length at £88 per metre - which would make for a very expensive kilt, and rather a lot of left-over material.

    I guess what I need is to find a jobbing weaver whose operational methods would make weaving a kilt length worth their while - anyone have any reccommendations..?
    - or maybe you could find enough other people that would buy the cloth you donít want. ( I did that years ago, when I needed to order a minimum of 30 meters).
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