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Tartan Details - Thompson (J.C.'s Fancy) (Personal)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Thompson (J.C.'s Fancy) (Personal)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 286
STWR ref: 286
Designer: Thompson, J.C. 'Scotty'
Tartan date: 01/01/2002
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Name
Restrictions: Yes.
Registration notes: J.C. Thompson of Arlington, Virginia thought that the customary brown hunting colours did not properly reflect the derivation from MacTavish so 'J.C.'s Fancy' was designed with red stripe on brown, and blue border on brown. Also known as MacTavish, hunting. Tartan Society notes say it was for 'his own use' He commissioned James Scarlett MBE to weave one kilt length for him who commented in September 2003 'The shade of brown that I used for Thompson's Fancy was matched to what I got when I tried to dye scarlet with Ladies Bedstraw. I now know I overheated it, but that is what happened. It was not, of course, a fancy tartan, but one that Thompson fancied.'
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