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Green Tartan Material

Too many people duplicate work that others already have done ... if you're having something remade then tell us about it! Success and Disasters, they are all useful to know about!
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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 13:18

I deleted the first post as it was not pertinent to the new discussion

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Postby spanner » 02 Sep 2014 13:47

There is a firm here in Carlisle that weaves all sorts of high end tartan stuff called Linton Tweeds you could try them, they may know of a better source.
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Postby jtmco » 02 Sep 2014 17:03

Several years ago, I had 25 meters of Red/Black tartan woven by www.houseoftartan.co.uk.

You can read about that project here:

https://sites.google.com/site/triumphtartan/

I no longer have any material and I have no plans to obtain any more, but the pattern is still on file at house of tartan.

The pattern I used became known as "Menzies McLeskey Adjusted in Black/Ancient Red in the 10 oz weight". I bought some decent used seat covers from S&S Preparations to use the vinyl.

If anyone wants to use this pattern, they are welcome to contact House of Tartan.

I looked into having some Green/Black material made, but I had a difficult time matching the shade of green and I did not think the market was large enough to justify my effort. If someone is close enough to send a good green sample to House of Tartan, perhaps they could match it.

During the project, I learned that the original material was printed and I was told about a company that will print material for you. It is based in the US and is called "Fabric on Demand" info@fabricondemand.com . I have not tried them myself and cannot vouch for the quality, but that is an option.

Good luck!

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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 17:04

Jim- Thanks, but
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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 17:07

Here?
http://www.houseoftartan.co.uk/

Looks the same
Can I have a little back ground for when I ask them??
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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 17:10

Found your Red
And those that are interested in the Red
Still Available
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Postby jtmco » 02 Sep 2014 17:36

Don,

Did you get the info you needed? If they can make red, then they can make green IF they know which thread color to use.

Be sure to read my google doc about the size difference between the original and the new.

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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 17:39

I have seen it before now that I look ay it.
I doubt anyone but you would have known
For me it doesn't matter as they are going on Miata seats

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Postby jtmco » 02 Sep 2014 17:49

Can you see Menzies McLeskey or just Menzies on the website? I don't find McLeskey. But if you ask, they can make it. It is sized to match (almost) the TR7/8.

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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 17:54

Actually on the site they have it listed as Triumph
http://www.houseoftartan.co.uk/scottish ... atid=12206

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Postby jtmco » 02 Sep 2014 17:58

Cool! I had no idea they were now selling it directly. If the folks who want green can get together to buy a run and match the color properly, then we will have solved another problem!

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Postby nick » 02 Sep 2014 18:35

Jim,
Can you confirm one meter of material is enough for two TR7 seats?
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Postby Beans » 02 Sep 2014 20:16

Actually on the site they have it listed as Triumph

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But bear in mind that is not an exact match for the original pattern.
Have a look at my weblog (not the summary on this forum ...) and you'll know why.

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1980 TR7 DHC (my first car, a.k.a. Kermette)
1981 TR7 FHC (Sprint engined a.k.a. 't Kreng
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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 20:49

read thru the blog Theo. Couldn't see any discussion about it besides how nice the seats are

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Postby DNK » 02 Sep 2014 20:52

75/metre UK, probably plus shipping
Will need a sample ...anyone???

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