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    Reverse Kingussie kilt in Scottish Wildcat under construction in Iceland

    Thought I'd post a pic of the latest Scottish Wildcat kilt that I'm working on. Kilt is a reverse Kingussie, 6 yards. I'm in Iceland at the moment teaching a geology field course, and I thought it would be fun to take a pic in front of one of the vents of the 1783-84 lava flows of the Laki eruption.



    The Laki eruption was enormous - 14 cubic kilometers flowed out over the course of 8 months, along with huge volumes of sulfur dioxide. The eruption caused diminished or failed harvests throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Resulting famine killed an estimated 6 million people worldwide and has been implicated as one of the contributing factors in the French Revolution. In Iceland alone, 50% of the livestock died, which led to famine and death of over 25% of the Icelandic population.
    Last edited by Barb T; 29th June 17 at 11:23 AM.
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
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    For most of us, you are in a "once in a lifetime" situation (Iceland, new kilt construction on a rare tartan, teaching a geo-disaster event, etc.) My envy is enormous. Thanks for the photo and info. Be well and safe.

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    :: deleting my post... thread subject line has been fixed ::
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    Quote Originally Posted by unixken View Post
    Also, you may want to ask the mods to tweak the title of the thread. The title says "box pleat", rather than RevK.
    Ooops....the last one I made was box pleated. THIS one is a reverse Kingussie!
    Kiltmaker, piper, and geologist (one of the few, the proud, with brains for rocks....
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    Cool photo, kilt and great bit of geological history. Thanks for sharing!

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    Excellent! A beautiful kilt and a fascinating country!!
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    The Wildcat tartan looks right at home in the tones of that landscape. Thanks for the shot, I'm considering a RevK for my yardage as well!
    Proudly Duncan [maternal], MacDonald and MacDaniel [paternal].

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    Just have to say, as a kilt making geologist who plays the pipes, you are definitely my hero!

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    Teaching, doing field research around the world, NASA projects, piping, and ALL while working on bespoke handsewn kilts. Barbara, you definitely have a few more Duracells than the average person.
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    Thread title now fixed.

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