Netty Sopata


Course Leader and Lecturer

Netty’s accolades include completing work for KT Tunstall, the BBC and international fashion houses.  

Netty fell in love with traditional tailoring later in life when she returned to Fashion College as a mature student.  After an internship at Timothy Everest's in Spitalfields, London, Netty applied for a Kilt Apprenticeship in Stornoway.  After starting a family in 2008, she set up her own kiltmaking and design business, Diggory Brown.

Netty helped to establish and has been running the Fashion Department at Lews Castle College, UHI for the past three years.  Through her work as a board member with Applied Arts Scotland, Netty has delivered training to Craft Practitioners across Scotland and internationally in Mexico, Afghanistan and India.

When Netty isn’t working or creating gorgeous designs, she is renovating houses, helping maintain a flock of sheep, two children, two cats, and a dog, or acting as a retained firefighter.