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Kiltmakers Story: Victoria Brady

Vicky has been with GNK for a while now. Having originally worked on a tartan and heritage craft related project while studying HND Textiles at college - Vicky was hooked and wanted to become a kiltmaker! We were more than happy to welcome her to the team and Vicky has taken on her apprenticeship exceptionally. She has turned her hand to everything and anything; from studying kiltmaking to polishing shoes, hosting talks to creating anything in tartan you could think of! Let's hear a little more from Vicky...

"As I was finishing up my HND in textiles just a
few years ago, I would never have thought that I would now be a kiltmaker, but here I am.
During one of the projects, I was introduced to the world of kiltmaking and straight away I took a shine to it.
When the opportunity to become an apprentice kiltmaker with Gordon Nicolson came up, I jumped at it.
From learning all aspects of the business, from working in the sales shop, the hire shop, and of course learning to make kilts. I have found a passion for life.
I feel extremely lucky to have been given this opportunity to learn an endangered skill, and help keep the art of traditional kiltmaking alive.
Almost 18 months into this position, I still can't get my head around the fact that I am making a garment that, may be passed down the generations of a family, and be around for a very long time.
I am now excited to see where this journey will take me."



Look at Vicky's beautiful invisible stitching! Keep up the excellent work Vicky - our customers are so lucky to have a kilt created by you!