Edinburgh-born Emma is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh BA(Hons) Textiles and the Edinburgh Kiltmakers Academy, and the first kiltmaker to have been awarded a Scholarship to pursue the craft by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust – a prestigious organisation responsible for nurturing craftspeople keeping heritage skills alive.
In 2018, she won the Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery with a piece celebrating Edinburgh’s harmonious relationship between old and new. In 2019, she used her scholarship from the Embroider’s Guild to create a collection of fabulous embroidered highlandwear. And, as a textiles designer, she’s won awards from the Worshipful Company of Dyers and The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers & Dyers of Edinburgh too.
Emma has also found time to make many kilts for GNK’s lucky customers – who expect, and deserve, nothing but the best.
Full archive of articles available here – A Life in Tartan
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This blog is moving! A Life In Tartan has served its purpose – it started life as a means of me being able to write down all of my notes and findings at the beginning of my kiltmaking story. Now, its ready to be pushed in a newer and more professional direction. The blog canContinue reading “New Website: The Kiltmakers Chronicle”
The kilt has been present at some of the most devastating events in Scottish, British and World history. It has been a symbol of togetherness to some and a symbol of rebellion to others. Depending on which side of the fence you sit on, the kilt has marked either the enemy or the ally simplyContinue reading “Uniform: From Culloden to the Trenches”
Animo non Astutia– By Courage not by Craft Clan Gordon has records dating back 900 years, to around the 1100’s. Throughout the Wars of Independence, they were strong supporters of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce who followed him. It was following this that the Gordons’ took on the title of Earl of Huntly, laterContinue reading “Gordon Modern”