About Crimson Kilts
Lesley Thornton is an artisan, bespoke kiltmaker with over two decades of experience in her trade. Every kilt Lesley makes is unique, crafted to perfectly fit the individual wearer and made to last a lifetime. Building on a diverse career, always making and working with textiles, Lesley continues to add to the knowledge, experience and skill she's practised over the past twenty four years. She exemplifies the traditional qualities and techniques of Scottish kiltmaking, while creating a garment perfectly suited for contemporary wear.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
A New Kilt…
Lesley marking out the kilt to the wearer’s measurements, while also considering their body shape and posture. Then, over many hours the eight yards of fabric are folded, stitched, shaped and sculpted for a perfect fit.