My daughter and I have started to learn to make kilts this summer, thanks to Nikki and Amanda at The Kiltmakery in Leith
This blogpost is more a photo essay with a few comments thrown in for good measure.
Day 1 started with a bit about the history of the kilt and tartan (something not unfamiliar to me, but my daughter learned a lot). She then did this with Nikki (move over, Andy the Highlander !)
We were soon at the start of the journey …
So that, in summary, is what my daughter and I have done this summer.
The last eighteen months have been incredibly difficult for everyone and it has been an absolute delight in having this precious time with my daughter, both of us learning something new and realising that we can actually do something positive.
A lot needs to be changed to make things better for the next generation of kiltmakers. If it doesn’t improve, the craft will simply die out. I really don’t want that to happen.