Kilt Making Courses

We currently have two taster courses in the calendar. There are still spaces available.Please contact Nikki –

This is a 2 week course, Monday to Friday.  You will make one full kilt.
Course Description
Learn the history of kilts and tartan
The complexities of tartan the textile
How to take measurements
Setting up the tartan
Hand sewing the kilt
Learning the secret of the internal construction of a kilt

The cost of this course is £500 not including materials.


If you are wanting to come on this or another course we have a close friend who offers great rates on a place to stay here in Edinburgh. Please contact Nikki –   to find out more.

We can create a course around a time that is convenient to you.  Please speak to Nikki



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