MacInnes Homecoming tartan TS7815
Designer: Ainsworth, Trudie
Tartan date: 08/12/2008
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Restrictions: Yes. Copyright is held by House of Edgar, a division of Macnaughton Holdings.
Registration notes: Designed by Trudi Ainsworth of the House of Edgar. The Sett is based on the traditional McInnes sett. Colours: black is the mourning colour for the loss of the last chief following his murder in 1358; grey is colour of the Cuillin mountains on the island of Skye, to where much of the clan dispersed in the mid 16th century; gold, blue and red are taken from the Arms granted by the Lord Lyon in 2004. This tartan was authorised by Norman MacInnis, President of the International Association of Clan MacInnes.
The threadcount from The Scottish Register of Tartans
DY6 K38 DN4 K4 DN4 K4 DN36 K6 DB6 K6 DN46 R6
DY=A47C00DARK GOLD; K=101010BLACK; DN=383838DARK GREY ;R=B02414RED; DB=1C1C50DARK BLUE;
Threadcount given over a half sett with full count at the pivots.
The threadcount is usually provided as a series of capital letters and numbers. Each capital letter represents a colour in the tartan and the number beside each letter dictates the precise number of threads required so that the weaver can set up the loom accurately. For example
B24 W4 B24 R2 K24 G24 W2
Means 24 threads of B (blue) followed by 4 threads of W (white), 24 threads of B (blue), 2 threads of R (red), 24 threads of K (black), 24 threads of G (green), and another 2 threads of W (white).
Tartans are either symmetrical/reflective patterns or asymmetrical/repeating patterns. The threadcounts for these two types of patterns are presented slightly differently so that the weaver knows which type of pattern he is setting up on his loom.
Reference Scottish Registry of Tartans.