Blackthistle Designs
Spreading  a bit of Scotland everywhere from the heart of America.

   With more than 40 years of bespoke experience and previously based in Maine, 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."  Contact us today, because we are confident that there is something we can create for you.
    We are also proud to be the exclusive handler and provider of the  SRT registered US Army Special Forces Tartan.

    This year  saw many changes for us personally, including a cross country move to the state of Kansas and, now settled, we are expanding into areas of higher demand. We  will soon be introducing  our own line of classic and heirloom clothing for children  and still continue to bring you novelty gift items and home decor, all with a Celtic flair.  We offer custom embroidery and boast one of the largest available collections of Celtic designs, from clan crests and monogramming to novelty and fantasy, a selection wide enough to offer for almost any use.  As well, we are still  meeting your textile needs with  our imported tartan and fabric,  whether in yardage for a talented DYI, or something bespoke, designed especially for you and sewn by us. 

Please note, we import only genuine Scottish tartan.

We are now working on opening the door to our own warehouse and collections of stock we have built through the years. We are constantly adding new and unique merchandise to all departments weekly and our fabric department now boasts the exclusive Lewis & Irene fabrics we are importing with our tartan from the UK.   The inventory is being listed, albeit slowly, as we still remain a small, personally run company  and I wear all the hats !  While keeping a fully stocked pantry of wonderful Scottish foodstuffs perfect for gift giving and your own enjoyment, our inventory is constantly changing and growing, so everyone can find something special.

Blackthistle Designs is focused on providing high-quality and unique merchandise and we pride ourselves on a flexible price range. We do 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, so if interested , feel free to call and inquire the options. We also can and easily do handle large group orders, whether food or garments, events such as Burns dinners and weddings, or simply a barbeque that needs some Irn-Bru and haggis chips.Give us the pleasure and opportunity to earn your trust as we deliver some of the best and most unique merchandise available. We will be pleased to help.