Seamlessly Tileable
Tartan
Wallpapers
by
William Mortensen Vaughan
As of:  8:55 p.m. E.S.T., Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Tartan Category
Baker Tartan ttc
Black 8 by Yellow 8 Tartan WMV
Christmas Tartan copyright by Tartans4Africa*
Kerr Tartan ttc*
Lavender 8 by White 8 Tartan WMV
Lindsay Tartan ntc*
Lindsay Hunting Tartan ntc*
Lindsay Red Dress Tartan ntc*
MacDuck Tartan #2 ttc
MacKay of Strathnaver Tartan ttc*
Royal Stewart/Stuart Tartan #2 ttc*
Talcott Mourning Tartan WMV†
Vanderbilt Commodores Tartan unk
Vaughan Welsh Tartan ntc
Vaughan Welsh True Tartan WMV

NOTES:

Tartans seem to add to Christmas decor, especially if they consist of a lot of red, white, and/or green thread. This opinion is, of course, very subjective, and not absolute. Personally, I think the German Tartan, which has no white or green thread, but does have black and yellow, is still an ideal tartan for an "ugly Christmas sweater"!

All of the digital art in this Tartan section is by me, William Mortensen Vaughan, although it is based on the work of other artists.

I use a file-naming convention, as follows:

-ani means the file is animated.

cop- (copyright) means that someone else holds the copyright for the True Thread Count of the tartan, so The Scottish Register of Tartans refuses to provide the precise thread count, and I have created the thread count by looking at a picture of the tartan and guessing what it might be.

ntc- (non-true count) means that, although the tartan wallpaper is based on the True Thread Count of an official, historic tartan, I have added or subtracted one or two digital "threads" in order to make the image tile seamlessly, since the number of threads depicted needs to be equally divisible by four, both vertically and horizontally, in the case of tartan wallpapers based on the "Twill" pattern, which could be selected to go behind the wallpaper on Windows 3 Desktops.

pattern- means that the tile is not plaid, but is still seamlessly tileable.

tartan- means that the tile is plaid.

tile- means the file is intended to be seamlessly tiled, "down to the last pixel," as "wallpaper" on a computer screen.

ttc- (true thread count) means the tartan wallpaper is based on the True Thread Count of an official, historic tartan, accurate to every single thread.

unk- (copyright) means that I have seen the tartan, but do not know its name, so I could not look it up at The Scottish Register of Tartans; therefore, I have created the thread count by looking at a picture(s) of the tartan, and guessing what it might be.

WMV- (William Mortensen Vaughan) indicates a tartan for which I invented the thread count.

* indicates a tartan I consider ideal for Christmas.

indicates a mourning tartan.

A true tartan is a tartan which has the same thread count vertically and horizontally.

A false tartan is a tartan which has a different horizontal thread count than its vertical thread count. A period (.) in the middle of a thread count separates the horizontal from the vertical thread count; the horizontal thread count comes first, to the left of the period.

A reversing tartan is a tartan which has "pivots," which are stripes after which the thread count repeats itself in reverse order. The "pivots" are the first and last numbers in the thread count.

A non-reversing tartan is a tartan which has no "pivots"; its thread count is merely repeated in the same order, over and over. Ellipses (...) at the end of a thread count indicate this.

Jacob Marley on www.ClipArtXtras.com

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