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Askival Of Strathearn

The proud tradition of the Scottish Garb

“In its full form the Highland Garb is one of the handsomest in the world, and few who have seen a ball after one of our Northern Gatherings will deny that the varied and waving clan tartans, and the display of Highland jewellery and ornaments is a most brilliant sight.”                                                                        Frank Adam (1908)

The kilt, identified the world over as a quintessential symbol of Scottish tradition, is a unique and very special garment that is robust, sentimental, and amazingly attractive.

As with any traditional craft in the 21st century, tailoring and the intricate and highly specialised process of making a kilt is often diluted for the ease of manufacture and profit. Only a dedicated artisan, working out of passion and with respect for the traditional tailoring techniques of kilt making, will still honour the craft and build the quality kilt which lasts a lifetime at least; generations even.

Read and understand the Art of Tailoring and the difference between the tailored, sewn and manufactured garment, and what to look for in a good looking kilt.

Bespoke kilts

The creation of an Askival of Strathearn bespoke kilt is the first of many milestones on its life journey. At this stage, there is attentiveness to craftsmanship and future proofing and then to be safely delivered to you as your doughty companion through life’s many memorable events.

Restorations

Restorations, alterations, mending, and cleaning of the kilt.

My understanding of the kilt’s construction and my tailoring skills enable me to refit, restore or reconstruct your elderly or slightly damaged kilt to as near its former glory as is practicably possible, allowing you to enjoy the company of your beloved kilt for many years to come.

The Kilt College

A training centre offering demonstrations for interested groups, workshops for the new kilt maker, and learning sets for peer support and networking.

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.

For Enquiries Call

07855 757 790

If you are interested in finding out more about commissioning a bespoke kilt for the young child to the adult, that is tailor-made to your precise requirements, or have a kilt that you would like restored, just contact me on marion@askivalofstrathearn.co.uk to arrange an initial conversation. Also handcrafted Pipers’ plaids, fly plaids and ladies’ sashes and shawls.

The Library

“It is not generally appreciated how vague is the knowledge of the tartans to which so many people pay homage.

Where so little is knownso much is felt… “                           Donald C Stewart

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Kilt Alterations

Kilt Alterations, Kilt Mending, Kilt Cleaning, Kilt Facelift

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