Maitland tartan fabrics sold by the metre.
We offer three grades:
- Lochcarron Strome 16oz, 100% wool worsted - 138cm wide, best for kilts
- Lochcarron Reiver 10oz, 100% wool worsted - 150cm wide, best for trews and skirts
- Lightweight tartan 8oz, 45% wool, 55% polyester - lightweight clothing and furnishing, also waistcoat
The Strome and Reiver are identical in appearance, whilst the lightweight is darker and has a smaller sett.
100% wool worsted kilt cloth Lochcarron Strome. 16 oz/linear yard (500 – 515gm/linear metre). Supplied in double width (54 inches/138cm wide).
You need 3.7m for a full 8 yard kilt. For trews, you will need about 1.8m, but check with your tailor!
Per 3.7m double width kilt length:
100% wool worsted. 10 oz/linear yard (335gm/linear metre). 59 inches / 150cm wide.
This is best for tailored items, including trews and waistcoats though it can be used for kilts in warm climates - however, we recommend the heavy weight Strome for kilts.
Lightweight tartan – 45% wool, 55% polyester, as used by Hunter Valley Grammar School in Australia, 150 cm wide, will be good for lightweight clothing and furnishing purposes – not kilts – but good for a waistcoat!
Darker than our other tartans.