COURSE Details

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EKA aims to have a course to suit everyone! We appreciate that everyone's situation is different and offer a range of courses of different intensities and timescales. 

Full CourseBecome a Qualified Handmade Kiltmaker 

- Six month long course 

- One teaching day per week

- Upwards of 15 hours per week homework including sewing and creating a technical folder of your notes and progress

- Both practical and written theory work required

- Make Six kilts: Childs, Gents, Ladies and Plain Tweed in varying difficulties of tartans

- Measuring and history of kilts classes

- Previous sewing experience is essential

Total Cost - £1270 (2020)

Intensive Course - Create One Kilt for You or a Loved One

Hand make one kilt over the course of two weeks

- 10 days of full day teaching

- This does not qualify you as a kiltmaker, it's an introduction

- Discounts for those who wish to then join the Full Course

- Previous sewing experience is essential

Total Cost - £600 (2020)

We also host a number of other courses throughout the year for people visiting Edinburgh or who can't find time during the week.

Weekend Course - Make One Full Gents Kilt 

- Over the course of three weekends, make one gents kilt from start to finish

- Four full days of teaching

- This course is ideal for those with lots of sewing/tailoring experience

Total Cost - £600 (2020)

One Day Course - Make a Wee Teddy Kilt

- Make a tiny handmade kilt ideal for a teddy bear (or a wine bottle) 

- One full day of teaching

- Ideal for visiting/corporate/craft groups or those with only a little sewing experience

- Some sewing experiences preferred

Total Cost - £150 (2020)

Advanced Course - Advanced Course For Qualified Kiltmakers

- Learn how to create a military box pleat handsewn kilt and get to grips with the differences between military and knife pleat kiltmaking

- An advanced course for already qualified kiltmakers to expand their skills

- Runs over three weekends - six full days of teaching

Total Cost - £600 (2020)

2020 course fees listed, subject to change*

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