** If you intend to weave or otherwise use any of these patterns, please be aware that you may need the written permission of the designer or producer. This information can be found in the Scottish Register of Tartans.
r ranson wrote:I heard back from the kiltmaker. He's awesome at this stuff!
Basically the military tartan I'm looking at (RCAF) was not used in any official uniform so it's not restricted that way.
So long as I keep the thread count (the exact number of each colour thread in the right order) precise, it would be fine for me to weave the tartan and it shows my desire to honour the person's service to the country to make this for him. But it is very important to follow the pattern exactly to prevent accidentally weaving a different tartan.
So... the next stage: get out my pencil crayons and design some towels. I don't want to do the entire set of towels in tartan as that would be a tremendous amount of work. So I need to find a way to incorporate the tartan into the overall design of the cloth.