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    Clip on how a Kilt is made

    I am new to the forum, but found a nice little youtube video on how a Kilt is made if there is anyone like me that like knowing what they are wearing.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkZWro9skmo

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    Couldn't finish - the breakbeat music was making me cross-eyed
    "We are all connected...to each other, biologically; to the earth, chemically; to the universe, atomically...and that makes me smile." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Sorry, That soundtrack is terrible. I had to dump out after just a few seconds.
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    Which is why my computer speakers are always off, only turned on when I choose!
    Proudly Duncan [maternal], MacDonald and MacDaniel [paternal].

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    I thought it was a pretty cool video. The music was sort of Rare Air-ish so it wasn't all bad !

    Welcome to Xmarks and thanks for the posting.

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    I'd like to see comments from our resident kilt makers as to the quality they see/do not see in the video.
    Is that canvas stout enough for a tank?
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    There are many videos out there on kiltmaking. Some are good and some are terrible. For me I would never watch this more than once because of the camera work, the editing and that annoying soundtrack. I would certainly not use this as a course in kiltmaking. That is not what it is. It was made to give a quick overview or 'behind the scenes" of this particular kiltmaker. It is advertisement.

    There are many ways to make a kilt. This is one way. It is not the only, or the right way.

    Some of the words used are different than the words used by other kiltmakers. Some of the techniques such as the buckle adjuster buckle are unique to this kiltmaker.

    About your question on the canvas. The Hair canvas does not provide horizontal strength to the kilt. It provides vertical stiffness sort of like the boning in a ladies corset. The stabilzer is what gives the kilt the strength horizontally. I did not see any stabilizer but then they may have not shown that on purpose. (trade secrets and all that) They chose instead to spend a lot of time showing how to make loops which many kilts don't even have.

    As I said it is an advertisement for this particular kiltmaker and not a course in kiltmaking.
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    Not a guide for how to make a kilt that I would choose to wear. I wonder how she would describe what style of pleating she employs: I can't pick it. It does have some regularity to it, sure, so it's not even pleated to the nothing.

    And I wonder what the weight of the fabric is. It must be pretty light, if you can sling in a doubled-over hem.

    Well, I suppose you could knock up one of these before lunch, and make another skirt out of the other half in time for dinner.
    Grizzled Ian
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    ... the kilt is clothes, what you wear with it should be what you find best suits you and your lifestyle. (Anne the Pleater)
    "Sometimes, it is better not to know the facts" (Father Bill)

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    New to kilt making

    I also found this video difficult to watch. I am making my first kilt for my four year old grandson. I have a wonderful teacher, Marion in Perthshire http://askivalofstrathearn.co.uk/
    It is certainly a labour of love!

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    While it may not be a great video, it does show some of what goes into the making of a kilt. I just embedded the YouTube code into my new kilt resources website. I may search for some others, especially a utility kilt video, to add to it.

    On another note (pun intended): While I, too, found the audio track annoying I was able to figure out how to turn the volume down. LOL

    If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

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