Why not add a Scottish touch to your Handfasting ceremony by using one of our Handfasting tartan ribbons (sometimes known as handfasting cords)? These are available in a 4 Exclusive Mist Range of tartans.
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic tradition and is where the phrase “tying the knot” comes from. It involves the tying together of a couples hands with a piece of tartan, cloth or ribbon during the ceremony to represent the union of two people in a marriage. This tradition is often used at humanist weddings.
Choose from a fringed or non-fringed ribbon. Fringed ribbon measures 4in x 54in approx. Non-fringed ribbon measures 2.5in x 54in approx.
Our Handfasting ribbons are handmade to order in Scotland, so please allow 5 weeks for making time.
Delivery is made using Royal Mail. You can also choose to collect your purchase within one of our stores at no extra cost. Returns are accepted within 28 days of purchase and are fully refundable, subject to the item not having been worn. You can also return your unworn items to any of our stores, please take your dispatch note with you as proof of purchase.
Waist Take a firm (not tight) measurement at the navel. This is normally 2 inches higher than your hip bone.
Chest Size Take a loose measurement under the arms and over the shoulder blades.
Height The most important measurement! Ensure this is correct.
Kilt Length Measure from the top of the hip bone to the middle of the knee cap. You will need someone to help you take this measurement.
Sett Pattern - This is the most common way to have your kilt made. This is where the tartan on the front mirrors the tartan on the back.
Line Pattern - This is more of a military style where if there is a prominent line in the tartan this is seen down every pleat on the back of the kilt.