6th February 07, 09:14 PM
The Art of Kiltmaking
Has anyone used this book to make a kilt? Any reviews, opinions, etc. I know the other is a very respected member here, and I have seen her shed light on issues time and again. However, I am curious as to how well that knowledge comes down on paper, and how difficult it would be for a novice to follow.
7th February 07, 04:21 AM
If that is the Barbara Tewksbury one, it is the BEST book out there. MANY have used it to make their first kilt.
I HIGHLY recommend it, especially over any on-line instructions.
MacWage, "Dark Lord of the Box Pleat!"/ "Box Pleat Militant" Laird of Glenmoor (Carolina)
CARPE TARTANAM! (Seize the Tartan!)
7th February 07, 06:00 AM
I'll second that. Barb's book is a must have if you are thinking about making a kilt, or even just want to understand how one is constructed so you can accurately evaluate a kilt you want to buy or have bought. In fact, Barb has a section in the front on evaluating a kilt. I am using it right now form kilt I am making for my wife, and have referred to it many times since I bough it. Well spent money.
The kilt concealed a blaster strapped to his thigh. Lazarus Long
7th February 07, 06:58 AM
I've not read it. BUT, there have been many good reviews around.
7th February 07, 07:16 AM
It's quite the guide! Most of the directions are easily understood at first glance, the rest are understood as you really look at kilts and tartans. Barb and Elsie do a great job!
Jonesing for the update!
Left on the Right Coast
7th February 07, 07:23 AM
I have the book, and have followed it to make three kilts, and I'm working on my fourth, with plans for at least 4-5 more at some point in the not too distant future.
I skimmed it once or twice before starting, and got the jist of it, but didn't fully understand the process at first. However, when I started working with material, everything made sense. To say the book is a great buy is an understatement.
7th February 07, 09:14 AM
It is unique in the world of kilt books and it is the only reference you will ever need for making a traditional kilt. Even if you don't make your own kilts - it will teach you how to tell a well made kilt from a poorly made kilt.
Buy this book.
Phil in Idaho
"Walk Tall, Walk Straight, and Look the World Right in the Eye."
That Great Celtic Philosopher Val Doonican
7th February 07, 12:06 PM
7th February 07, 01:36 PM
The author is also a forum member - Barb T.
7th February 07, 02:01 PM
Skype (webcam enabled) thewizardofbc
I wear the kilt because: Swish + Swagger = Swoon.
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