Now imagine you can see every stitch, every pleat, inside and out, every technique of kiltmaking used in its construction.
When I took Fine Art in college, I used to be able to see my sculptures from all sides at once and know every detail of them and know what had to be changed to get the sculpture just right. Very right brain.
I can feel myself getting that way with kilts. It's taken me two years of daily kiltmaking, learning as I went, getting some tips along the way, but always getting better at seeing the big picture.
I've been exercising my right brain lately. Things as simple as looking at things on the bus to work, trying to see just the shadows they create.
A kilt is a flat piece of fabric constructed to match a roundish shape. This can be done with kiltmaking techniques learned from books by just about anyone with the time to spare. Once you learn the tricks, magic always looks easy.
I'm on the verge of a new ki…