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    Tartan design

    Okay, so I am going to College this year. Have had a few opinions on this, but I would like to design a tartan and purchase a kilt in my school colors.

    Something similiar to this:


    Good idea? Not Good? Any suggestion on better design etc.

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    Not bad at all! Did you design it?
    Regards,
    Mike
    The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life.
    [Proverbs 14:27]

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    Yes, I designed it. I would love to buy a kilt with a tartan of my school and go to games in it. Would love to paint myself orange and do like blue war stripes or something, along with the kilt.

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    A very sound design, if I do say so!

    My only advice has to do with the white stripes - in my opinion, a tartan is more pleasing to the eye when the various stripes are different widths - when you use the same threadcount in multiple stripes it can give the tartan a blocky "mathematical" feel. In the case of your tartan, I think it would look best if the white stripe on the golden/orange was narrower than the white stripes bordering the blue. You might also consider making the blue or gold/orange stripes in visibly different widths as well (in this case I'd make the blue 6-8 threads wider).

    Aside from that (minor) thing, it's a lovely tartan!

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    Thank you. This is the modified one.


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    That actually looks the same to me...

    If you're using ScotWeb's tartan designer, I've noticed that the "enlarged" image often takes a while to be updated after you make changes to it.
    Refreshing the "gallery" page will sometimes fix this issue. Otherwise, I'm not sure why the changes aren't apparent...

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    Keep in mind if you use Scotweb's designer, your design becomes their property.


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    Yes, that would be the issue. I hate it when it does that to me.

    For now it can be viewed here: http://www.scotweb.co.uk/tartandesign/details/19892

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    Ah, I like it much better now.

    Again, very well done!

    EDIT: I see you've used the colours from the "pro" range. I've been very curious to see a ballpark estimate on the pro-colour surcharges as I tend to like my blues a bit brighter than the "weavers" colours that they have.

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    Thank you. Now, If only I had the money. Oh well, I am just going to be a freshman, got plenty of time.

    Yes, I know the Tartan becomes their Property. It is a tartan for my school so I really do not care.

    If and I should, design a Tartan for my family, I would not use them so that I could keep the rights.

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