The Candy Palmater Show

The art of kilt-making: Vancouver woman sews to keep the Scottish tradition alive

What started off as a way for Helen McCrindle to connect to her Scottish roots quickly turned into a profitable business.
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Helen McCrindle has been making kilts for 25 years out of her home studio in Vancouver.

Helen and Dal McCrindle (Facebook)

What started off as a way to connect to her Scottish roots quickly turned into a profitable business. She estimates she has sold over 500 different kilts over the years.

Each kilt is hand-made, with tartans imported from Scotland according to the customer's wishes.

Now a veteran kiltmaker, Helen was previously president of Embroiderers' Association of Canada.

She talks to Candy about keeping the kilt-making tradition alive.

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