Luxurious Lochcarron Scarves

How is Tartan made?
Have you ever wondered how tartan is made? From dyeing the yarn to weaving every stage must be done with a huge amount of care and attention. So the next time you wrap up warm in a luxurious Lochcarron cashmere scarf or don your kilt for a spot of ceilidh dancing, just think of the love and effort that went in to creating each one.

At the Lochcarron of Scotland mills in Selkirk, in the beautiful Scottish borders and Langholm, Dumfriesshire over 500 different varieties of tartan from Blackwatch to Royal Stewart are woven each year. Weaving fabric, and especially tartan, is a meticulous and painstaking process, undertaken by skilled and experienced craftspeople. At the Mills there are several key steps that go into creating our fabrics; Winding, Dyeing, Warping, Weaving, Darning, Finishing.

To give you a little more insight into the weaving process and how tartan take a look at the wonderful Lochcarron of Scotland Mill Tour video below

Lochcarron of Scotland Mill Tour from Lochcarron of Scotland on Vimeo.

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