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    Kintyre Fen and Copper Haze tartans (Marton Mills)

    Hi everyone,

    I recently noticed two tartans I had not seen before on Marton Mills' web site: Kintyre Fen and Copper Haze.

    Would anyone have pictures of kilts made in these tartans?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Alain MARION; 15th November 23 at 11:21 AM. Reason: spelling

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    I assume those are "fashion tartans".

    I'll check their site. Are they tweeds?

    It's spelled Kintyre. I'll try that.
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    Apologies for the spelling mistake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain MARION View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I recently noticed two tartans I had not seen before on Marton Mills' web site: Kintyre Fern and Copper Haze.

    Would anyone have pictures of kilts made in these tartans?

    Thanks!
    Not sure about the other, but the Copper Haze is still at the finishers. It's not quite done with their weaving process. I called to inquire a couple days ago and that's what they said. Should be out soon, but kilt made in it might take a bit longer.

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    Oh, it's Kintyre FEN not Kintyre Fern.

    It took some googling to find that out.

    Here it is, the design strikes me as more or less a Royal Stewart variant in blue.

    https://martonmills.com/product/kintyre-fen/

    Here's Copper Haze, it's quite lovely. I wonder if it's based on another tartan. Especially with their tweed tartans Marton Mills will do a variant of an existing tartan and give it a new "fashion" title.

    https://martonmills.com/product/copper-haze/
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    Copper Haze strike me as a symmetric version of Buchanan.

    The Kintyre Fen leaves me feeling somewhat 'meh'. Just another "muted" bluish-greenish tartan.
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    Copper Haze looks like a mash up of Buchanan and Maple Leaf. I like it.
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    "Copper Haze looks like a mash up of Buchanan and Maple Leaf."

    Yes indeed, with some hints of Cuillins of Skye, except that it is symetrical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagleJCS View Post
    Copper Haze strike me as a symmetric version of Buchanan.
    A few weeks ago I piped for a Buchanan family event and it was interesting to note that half of the tartans worn were symmetrical. I think they were like this:



    Quote Originally Posted by EagleJCS View Post
    The Kintyre Fen leaves me feeling somewhat 'meh'. Just another "muted" bluish-greenish tartan.
    You're not wrong! But there seems to be a market for those. This one seems a bit Royal Stewart-ish.

    Here is Holyrood Weathered, Hollyrood itself a Royal Stewart variant.

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    Compared to the "Buchanan", the "Buchanan Old Sett" tartan is symetrical. Personally, I prefer this type of tartans. A few years ago I had a kilt made in the Cuillins of Skye tartan; I loved the colours but just could not get used to the asymetrical pattern... Copper Haze offers a nice alternative, though with a smaller sett size. I look forward to seeing a kilt made in this particular tartan eventually.

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