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Etienne Hamel




Location: Granby (QC) canada
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 6:59 am    Post subject: tartan need help         Reply with quote

hi everybody i'm searching for a tartan piece for my spear but i can't find any in my country is ther some place in canada where i could find traditionnal tartan?
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Etienne, just Google search for any Highland or Scottish stores near you. They will be able to find you any tartan you need. Big Grin
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A. Spanjer




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 9:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Any fabricstore should have generic tartan patterns and probably the royal Stewart tartan as well, if you want a specific clan then you'll probably have to order online. Also, if you want wool, you may need to order online as well.
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Etienne Hamel




Location: Granby (QC) canada
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

as i thought the tartan made in wool is pretty costy but i think finally i'll go with a cotton one wich color i don't know... maybe black, green and yellow.
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Eric Hejdström




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.tartanweb.com/ should provide some inspiration...
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Norman McCormick





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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Etienne,
The Scottish Company on Leslie Street in Toronto should be able to help you, they import tartan cloth from Scotland and make kilts etc so there should be offcuts available. The company is owned by my wife's aunt so I know they stock good quality material.
Regards,
Norman.
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Daniel Sullivan




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Etienne,

Don't know what clan you have in mind, but I have a piece of Hunting Rose (wool) about five feet long. What width?
Mostly green, some black, with red and white crosses. Also free for the asking......

Dan
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Etienne Hamel




Location: Granby (QC) canada
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

do you have a picture of it? the width would be of 3 inch.
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Daniel Sullivan




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2009 1:23 am    Post subject: Tartan         Reply with quote

Etiene,

Will try forwarding a photo. Do have trouble with the down sizing though. If photo fails to down load .Try Google, "Tartan Hunting Rose (modern). Or you can send me your email address and i will send you a photo.

My email is :johnnybean09@yahoo.com

Dan
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Etienne Hamel




Location: Granby (QC) canada
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2009 4:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

looks really good i like the way the color match and would look really good on a spear its a shame that i'm pretty broke right now Laughing Out Loud

Or did you mean that it was free? Eek!
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Maurizio D'Angelo




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Etienne,
I apologize if off topic.
Someone can tell me what they're called in English the three ropes hanging from the bag? It is known historically as they arise? Incredibly equal to the Byzantine culture.



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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tassles...
Lin Robinson

"The best thing in life is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women." Conan the Barbarian, 1982
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Christopher Gregg




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PostPosted: Thu 24 Dec, 2009 7:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Maurizio D'Angelo wrote:
Etienne,
I apologize if off topic.
Someone can tell me what they're called in English the three ropes hanging from the bag? It is known historically as they arise? Incredibly equal to the Byzantine culture.


Maurizio, Lin is correct. In the example you show of the kilted man wearing the black sporran, the three tassles are symbolic - they serve no function other than decoration. In older style sporrans (the purse-like bag), the tassels would be functional - used as drawstrings to close the pouch shut (so your stuff doesn't fall out!). Your example is what we in modern times call an "Evening Sporran", one that is a bit more formal, or dressy. A "Day Sporran" might be brown or black leather, typically with functional tassels (real drawstrings), or might still use symbolic (decorative) ones that appear to be actually functional.

Whew! Being a modern Scot is hard work, what with all the special dressy bits required (and it sure does get expensive). Laughing Out Loud

Christopher Gregg

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