Did you know that
all tartans are plaid
but not all plaids are tartans?
These two patterns are similar
in the fact that they both
have a series of
overlapping stripes of color.
Stripes can be wide or thin
and are woven in many colorways,
however, a true tartan pattern
has a matching pattern both horizontally
and vertically with a center point
meeting at a 90 degree angle.
Take a look.
Here is a tartan:
|You can see that from the center of the pattern, the same stripe is repeated both to the|
left and right to equal their placement from top to bottom. Make sense?
Now take a look at the
plaid pattern below.
It does not have color stripes
running equally both horizontally
You can really see the difference,
|The stripes are not the same in color, size, or pattern in both directions.|
That is how you can identify a plaid versus a tartan.
So based on this information,
can you identify the next four patterns?
So take the challenge!
Can you tell which of the four images above are
plaid or tartan?
Here are some fun
things that I have seen lately
that I am LOVING.
|Monogrammed Wool Ball Caps at Mark and Graham|
|Barbour Tissington Quilted Jacket can be found here|
|Custom Stationery with tartan liner from The Fuller Collection|
LOVE their items! Here
|Cute fox clutch can be found at The Horse and Hound Gallery|
|Tartan key chains from TartanPup can be found here|
|Tartan Needlepoint Pillow Cover on sale here|
|Handsome backpack can be found at NM here|
|Plaid mugs on sale right now HERE|
|Burberry Wellies can be found here|
|Cute plaid/tartan circus bunting can be found on Ebay here|
|Antique Edwardian Tartanware box can be yours if you link here!|