Note: colours viewed on a computer screen may appear significantly different to woven yarns. Please request physical samples where appropriate.


16oz (Heavy weight)

Pure New Wool

Simply the finest tartan available. Your pure new wool fabric will be woven to order using traditional methods by the world's last artisan tartan weaving mill, deep in the Scottish borders. This robust fabric has a higher thread density than usual, and is ideal for kiltmaking, or also for upholstery, in fact anywhere you'd want a really durable finish. D.C. Dalgliesh is Scotland's last authentic artisan tartan weaver. Learn more about this remarkable mill and its products on the <a href="">D. C. Dalgliesh</a> web site. We recommend the video, which shows how your tartan is woven! Note that these images are mostly computer generated. The shades of yarn our expert weavers use to create something traditional and beautiful for you may differ. But it will be traditionally correct, and simply lovely. As this fabric is woven to order, a minimum order length of four metres applies.

Reproduction Palette

These are the yarn shades we recommend for this tartan. You may also select alternative yarns from our stock yarn range to create your own varient palette. Please enquire

Probably the most historically authentic tartans on the market, derived from fragment of tartan cloth more than two centuries old, dug up from the historic Culloden Moor in 1946. Careful analysis and research into the original dyes by DC Dalgliesh led to a range of tartans designed to be authentic in colour and design to those worn in 1745 and before. They have a soft muted effect reminiscent of the days when vegetable sources such as lichen, moss and alder bark provided the dyer's raw materials.

Ready in: 10 - 12 weeks

Please contact us for trade pricing

Custom Woven

16oz 70cm Pure New Wool   ID: 436513

MacLaren Specification


REPEAT Approx 10.2cm


WIDTH 70cm
MATERIAL Pure New Wool

Other palettes for MacLaren tartan

Ancient colours

1 stocked , 5 custom woven

Modern colours

5 custom woven

We can also create a new palette varient to your own specification, using any shades from our stock yarns, or by dyeing to order to match your needs. Please enquire.

Other MacLaren patterns

MacLaren Albino; Dance

Modern palette (+2 more)

12 custom woven

MacLaren Dress

Modern palette (+2 more)

12 custom woven

MacLaren Dress Dance

Modern palette (+2 more)

12 custom woven

MacLaren (Reproduction palette) materials

Stock Service

16oz 140cm Pure New Wool 1.4 metres   ID: 613251
11oz 140cm Pure New Wool 6.5 metres   ID: 107477

Custom Woven

11oz 140cm Pure New Wool   ID: 436512
11oz 70cm Pure New Wool   ID: 436511
4oz 76cm Pure Silk   ID: 436510