Blackthistle Designs
"the best kept secret in costuming, and so much more"


With more than 30 years of bespoke experience, being based in Maine and keeping Blackthistle Designs as a home based business gives us the chance to be dedicated to the tartan, costuming and clothing needs of all. While we are intrinsically all things "" Scottish"" we do not limit ourselves to any particular genre because we love to meet the challenge of everyone's imagination and are always expanding our parameters, striving to meet the constantly changing imagination of all the public. We cater to all events, from the Highland Games to a Renaissance Faire. Whether it be modern kilts for a formal wedding or accurately reproduced for an historic re-enactment we can fill your needs. Costuming of all nature, from a theatre production or a child's faerie tale party has been a part of our service from the beginning and we have been quietly known for years as the "Best kept secret in costuming." Now expanding into areas of higher demand, we are also sewing our own line of classic and heirloom clothing for children and adults, novelty gift items and home decor, all with a Celtic flair, as well as meeting your textile needs with all the tartans and fabric products you need, whether in yardage for the talented do it your-selfer's, or to be used in something designed especially for you and sewn by us. Blackthistle Designs is focused on providing high-quality and unique merchandise and we pride ourselves on a flexible price range. We offer several payment options so that we can cater to any budget and ensure the best product for everyone's enjoyment because everyone deserves a quality product. Please give us the pleasure and opportunity to earn your trust as we deliver some of the best and most unique merchandise available. Our inventory is constantly changing and growing, so everyone can find something special. Contact us today, because we are confident that there is something we can create for you.