A Passion for Paisley: Study Day
A Passion for Paisley is an exciting collaboration between Heriot-Watt University and Live Borders Museum Service. Last displayed publicly in 1962, a number of Paisley shawls are being exhibited at Hawick Museum until the 23rd December, each highlighting the beauty, intricacy and skilled craftsmanship of shawls that have been produced in Scotland for more than two centuries.
With support from MGS, Heriot-Watt University School of Textile and Design are hosting a Study Day devoted to the history and culture of Paisley shawls and patterns. Speakers will consider the significance of shawls in Victorian literature, including that of Sir Walter Scott; the social and technological history of shawl manufacture; the ongoing relevance of the history and design of Paisley patterns for contemporary designers and the role of textile heritage in regeneration projects.
The speakers include:
Dan Coughlan, Curator of Textiles, Paisley Museum
Dr Suchitra Choudhury, freelance Historian and Literary Critic
Pascale Gorguet-Ballesteros, Senior Curator, Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum, Paris
Katy West, Designer and Curator, Glasgow School of Art
Helen Farrar, Curator of Textiles, Bradford College
Margaret Scott, Development Manager, Paisley 2021
Dr Keren Protheroe, Design Historian, University of Edinburgh and Archivist, Arthur Sanderson & Sons
This event is free to attend, but it is ticketed. There are a range of shops and cafes on campus where you can buy lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Fiona Jardine is a Lecturer in Context at Heriot-watt University School of Textile and Design, specialising in the histories and narratives of the textile industries in the Scottish Borders. If you have any queries about the event , please contact her at F.A.Jardine@hw.ac.uk, or phone 01896 892 2143