The Celtic Croft has the widest selection of tartans to choose from. We carry Scottish tartans, Outlander Tartan, Braveheart Tartan, Irish Tartan, Premium Wool Tartan and Synthetic blends. Our tartan selection includes pretty much every tartan currently being woven. (We work with eight different woolen mills to bring you the largest possible selection.) If you don’t find what you’re looking for please let us know. Any tartan that is not listed can be custom woven. We are happy to help, in any way we can, to identify tartans for you before you order.
(More tartan finders under construction…)
Premium Wool Tartan
Made from 100% pure new wool, woven in Scotland. This is the same tartan most of you are familiar with, used in modern, tailored, formal kilts. This is your best option if you are looking for a specific tartan, as there are over 500 available. We work with 5 different mills in Scotland to bring you the widest selection possible. All tartans are double width (54-60 inches wide) unless otherwise specified. Because it is cut from the roll and shipped from Scotland just for you, tartan yardage is considered a special order item.
Homespun Wool Blend Tartan
Our Homespun Tartan is made from a 55/45 blend of polyester & wool, woven by hand on old-world looms. It looks very authentic to what would have been woven historically. The yarn is worsted, but not spun as tightly as modern machine-made tartan. The cloth is also not as tightly woven. Homespun tartan will pleat by hand easily, but will not develop a sharp edge. Small snags, pulls, holes and other assorted blemishes are common. Because it is hand woven, these flaws are a natural part of it’s character. Homespun is approximately a 10/11oz. fabric, but feels thicker due to it’s looser weave. Homespun tartan is woven 54″ wide. See Our Homespun Tartans.
Poly/Viscose Blend Tartan
Whether you are allergic to wool, or just want a great looking tartan for less than premium wool, our synthetic blend is a great way to go! Poly/Viscose fabric is a 65/35 blend of polyester and viscose. Both are also made into clothing on their own, but are very different to wear and care for. Blending polyester with viscose gives the best of both worlds, very affordably. Poly/viscose is best described as a semi-natural or semi-synthetic fiber. Polyester means poly/viscose is much easier to care for, as it’s machine washable and can be tumble-dried.
The Celtic Croft offers the same 100% wool tartan, woven in Scotland, as that used in the filming of the movie Braveheart! A very rustic tartan, woven in natural wool and earth tones, believed to be authentic to that period.
Made from 100% pure new wool, woven in Scotland (yes, Irish tartans, woven in Scotland). All tartans are double width (54-60 inches wide) unless otherwise specified. Because it is cut from the roll and shipped from Scotland just for you, tartan yardage is considered a special order item. See Our Irish Tartans.
Custom Weave Tartan
There are thousands of registered tartans, but only about 1400 are in production. If your tartan isn’t otherwise available, we can have it woven for you! These tartans are woven in Scotland and are available in 12oz. (medium weight) or 16 oz. (heavy weight) premium wool. Both weights are priced at $95 a yard. The tartans are 28″ wide. There is a minimum order of 4 yds. Please contact us and specify what tartan you are interested in having woven.
When you have more than one tartan to choose from, requesting swatches is a great way to decide which tartan you like best before investing in your kilt. Each swatch is approximately 6-8 inches square. Swatches are not returnable. See Our Selection of Swatches.
Important Note — Unless otherwise noted, please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery. We agree that this is a long time to wait for a swatch. Unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about it. Our swatches come from several different weavers in Scotland, and they don’t all place the priority on swatches that we would like them to. In fact, some of them only cough up swatches very grudgingly, after we pester them two or three times with repeated requests. Sorry. We do the best we can to get them to you as quickly as possible!