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    Hemmed tweed kilts?

    I purchased some tweed fabric from Marton Mills recently, curious what the fabric was like. I have five yards of the black watch weathered, and I think it would make a nice kilt. The texture of the fibers makes it difficult to assess the quality of the selvedge. It looks very nice and straight, but I was under the impression that tweeds arenít usually produced with a good enough selvedge to make a kilt without hemming. Those of you with tweed kilts (especially if you have a tartan tweed from Marton Mills) - is the bottom edge of your kilt hemmed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daibhidh View Post
    Öif you have a tartan tweed from Marton Mills) - is the bottom edge of your kilt hemmed?
    Yes:

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    I havenít measured but I think it is about 1.25in. The fabric is Marton Mills Pheasant Loganberry, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daibhidh View Post
    It looks very nice and straight, but I was under the impression that tweeds arenít usually produced with a good enough selvedge to make a kilt without hemming.
    It depends on the weaver and the type of loom used. The older type of Cross-Dob loom, used by Andrew Elliot Ltd for example, produces a perfect selvedge.

    Marton Mills' and a number of other weavers use a more modern type of loom, it's faster but is finished with a 'tuck edge' rather than a 'selvedge'.

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