Donna Willy Kilts
Kiltmaker: Donna Willy
Donna is devoted and passionate about the
craft of Kitlmaking. All kilts are hand sewn
and custom made for each client. Her
extraordinary understanding of creating
remarkable kilts distinguishes Donna from
mass produced machine sewn 'kilts'.
Hand-made kilts are woven with 100% wool
tartan. The tartan can be purchased in different
weights from Scottish mills. The Dancer's
weight is 10-12oz, which helps the tartan fly
with the dancer. Drummers and Pipers usually
wear 15-160z weight tartan. 13-14oz tartan
makes nice dress kilts for evening wear and
Donna Learned her kiltmaking skills from Elsie Stuehmeyer. Elsie apprenticed for five years
as a kiltmaker with Thomas Gordon and Sons in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1949. Donna took
many classes from Elsie and has sat side by side next to Elsie learning the minute details for
Donna's prestigious list of clients include pipers, drummers, drum majors, dancers, touring
musicians, animators (From the movie 'Brave'), artists, actors, US Marines, US Army, US
Army Special Forces, US Navy and US Airforce.
Donna has made many beautiful kilts, as well as altered many kilts made by other
kiltmakers that have not fitted her clients.
Donna teaches kiltmaking at Workshops. If you are interested in hosting a workshop,
please contact her.
Copyright 2015 Donna Willy Kilts
Kilts that are always hand sewn
When my pipe students need a kilt, I
recommend Donna's kilts. She takes great care
in her kilting skills and her kilts fit my students
wonderfully. My students look great in her kilts.
Ian Whitelaw, Profressional Master piper :
Testimonial: Ian Whitelaw, Profressional Master piper