"I’ve learned a lot. A lot of new things to learn because I’m not Scottish... so when I came here I didn’t know anything about kilts!"
Kiki tells all about studying at the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy after completing an apprenticeship as a tailor in her home country of Germany.
"I loved every minute of it. I didn’t want it to finish. Even when it did, I kept coming in!"
2018 Hand & Lock Prize Winner, Emma talks to us about her experience as an Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy student and how she hopes to incorporate embroidery to bring kiltmaking into the 21st century.
Emma's award winning work can be viewed at: www.emmawilkinson.design/
"My gran is a seamstress, my mum worked with textiles – so it runs in my blood. "
James shares his thoughts on being a part of the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy after studying design and textiles at College.
"I am going to start advertising myself as a kiltmaker as an addition to my bridalwear."
Joanne describes how her time at the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy will fit into her career as a bridalwear seamstress.
"I’ve enjoyed seeing another side to kilts and seeing how much work goes into them. You don’t appreciate how much effort goes into them"
Laura discusses how her career in Highlandwear led her to enrolling in the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy.