Black Watch Tartan (Muted)

Black Watch (Muted) tartan cloth. Brown and a grey blue replace the considerably brighter green and blue of the Ancient Campbell tartan.

I have commissioned a new kilt from Alexis Malcolm.  The tartan will be a muted Black Watch, which is similar to the many weathered or muted versions of the Campbell tartan available from the Scottish mills.  These “weathered” colours are designed to imitate the fading which would be seen in cloth coloured with natural dyes (before the advent of artificial aniline dyes).  This kilt will be constructed from 16 oz. cloth, a little heavier than the 13 oz. I’ve come to prefer in our Southern heat.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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  1. Sorry to bother you, but do you happen to know where I can purchase this exact fabric? You described exactly what colors I am looking for but is very difficult to confirm from sample photos of tartan fabric websites. Thank you for any assistance you can provide in this request.- Dixie

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