The traditional tailored kilt workshop at the Kilt College
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About the Course
The Kilt College at "Askival of Strathearn"
The traditional tailored kilt - Passing down traditional bespoke tailoring knowledge and skills
Learning to make the kilt could be a career choice or simply, a creative ambition.
What greater satisfaction could you have than watching a friend or family member looking resplendent in a kilt that you have handmade for them? How inspiring would it be to handcraft your own kilt to wear yourself?
Here at the "Askival of Strathearn Studio", I run courses using the traditional tailoring processes and techniques as applied to kilt making. You will learn tailoring fundamentals and understand the construction of the kilt which will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills in kilt making, restoration, and alteration.
I was trained in the methods of the Gordon Highlander Master Tailors and am committed to lifelong learning of bespoke tailoring.
I aim to make the learning to be more accessible and also to enrich the experience of kilt making by this special location, companionship, ambience, and ongoing support for the local to the international student.
The enthusiasm and excitement for every stage of the kilt creation process are highly infectious and make each workshop memorable and a pleasure for everyone.
The studio is fully equipped with all equipment and materials required for the craft of the tailored kilt and the training of the craft.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
10 to 12 day introductory course: A 10 to 12 day course (including homework) for £600 per head for full one to one tuition, course folder and worksheets and the use of equipment. Tea/coffee are included. Lunch can be provided with contribution to costs
Additional cost to purchase for an adult kilt - 8 to 9 yards of tartan, canvasses, lining, straps, buckles etc. approximately £150 to £280 depending on the choice of tartan. You can purchase any kilt making equipment that you want to keep.
In this time, you will learn tailoring techniques and stitches as applied to kilt making and aim to make the hand tailored traditional kilt that will be an heirloom. The 10 to 12 days can be arranged to suit circumstances and availability.
To provide the necessary continuous learning support, we also have masterclasses and an established learning set where kilt makers meet together, Skype, network, share best practice and inspire each other.
Masterclasses: £50 per day (10 am to 4.30pm). £20 per evening (7 to 9pm) £40 per afternoon (1pm to 4.30pm)
Learning set: £25 per day, £7 per evening (7 to 9pm)
Remote training/mentoring session by phone or Skype: £15 per 1/2 hour
All aspects of the kilt making process are covered – from taking measurements, planning and calculating the pleating, marking out, to the final press and finishing. There has to be personal coaching and therefore a workshop is limited to six people. To find out more about kilt making workshops, master classes, or learning set call Marion on 07855 757790 or e-mail Marion via the contact form above.
Car parking and wheelchair access available.
Accommodation can be arranged for those from afar.