Held Fast: Jessie Wylie Newbery, an inspiration

Friday 1 - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Held Fast: Jessie Wylie Newbery, an inspiration

Location: Made in Paisley, 69 High Street, Paisley

Public Preview: Friday 1 March, 6pm-8pm

Exhibition: Saturday 2 March – Thursday 14 March, 10am – 6pm (closed Sunday & Monday)

Artist Mandy McIntosh and participating makers from the STAR Project present an exhibition of stitched textile artworks inspired by research into the life & works of Paisley born artist & embroiderer Jessie Wylie Newbery (1864-1948).

As part of the exhibition, an Artist’s Talk and two afternoon Textile Skills Sharing sessions will also take place.

An active figure nationally in both art and politics, Jessie Wylie Newbery founded the Embroidery Department at Glasgow School of Art; was a mentor to The Glasgow Girls; was instrumental in the creation and public promotion of the Needlework Development Scheme; and was a member of the Women’s Social & Political Union.

Further event details

Artist’s Talk
Saturday 2 March, 5pm – 6pm

Mandy McIntosh and the participating makers will expand on their work, the impact of the Jessie Wylie Newbery study and the processes which led to the exhibition.

Textile Skills Sharing:
Monday 4 March & Monday 11 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Mandy McIntosh will be in the gallery with other participants and groups for informal skill sharing based on her personal craft library collection.

These are free events.

More information can be found here:

Held Fast: E-Flyer

Held Fast: More Information (On Jessie Wylie Newbery)

Supported by TH.CARS2


Paisley TH.CARS2 Project Team
Regeneration and Economic Development Service
Chief Executive’s Service
Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire House
Cotton Street
Paisley PA1 1WB

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