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MacInnes dress Clan Tartan (TS923)

Reference Tartans of Scotland and The Scottish Register of Tartans


The source of tartan 923 was: Dalgliesh collection. (Previous was Pringles Mill Inverness). There are two dress tartans, one is the Dalgliesh.

The threadcount from The Scottish Register of Tartans

Dalgliesh tartan
Threadcount:
R4G16B24K4WW4G24K3G3K3G3WW24G4

Pallet:
B=2C2C80BLUE;G=006818GREEN;WW=F8F8F8WILSON WHITE;K=101010BLACK;R=C80000RED;

Threadcount given over a half sett with full count at the pivots.

Regular dress
Threadcount:
G8W48G6K6G6K6G48K8W8K8B48G16R8

Pallet:
G=005020MOD GREEN;W=E0E0E0WHITE;K=101010BLACK;B=2C4084BLUE;R=DC0000RED;

Threadcount given over a half sett with full count at the pivots.

The threadcount is usually provided as a series of capital letters and numbers. Each capital letter represents a colour in the tartan and the number beside eachletter dictates the precise number of threads required so that the weaver can set up the loom accurately. For example

B24 W4 B24 R2 K24 G24 W2

Means 24 threads of B (blue) followed by 4 threads of W (white), 24 threads of B (blue), 2 threads of R (red), 24 threads of K (black), 24 threads of G (green), and another 2 threads of W (white).

Tartans are either symmetrical/reflective patterns or asymmetrical/repeating patterns. The threadcounts for these two types of patterns are presented slightly differently so that the weaver knows which type of pattern he is setting up on his loom.