A Gathering Thread – Conversations with Installations

Thursday 22nd July, 2021

A Gathering Thread is a temporary art installation, residency, and performance in the heart of Paisley High Street.

A vacant shop unit, unoccupied for over 3 years, has been re-painted and transformed into a textiles workshop. Over the course of June and July 2021, Alis Le May will be in residence in the window of the shop, slowly creating a hand-sewn garment, utilising vintage Coats thread spun in Paisley.

A garment will gradually form on the mannequin, and regular visitors to the High Street will be able to watch the progress of the piece from week to week.

The garment will also incorporate real pressed flowers, gathered from the local environment.

Visitors will be able to follow the progress of the piece on Facebook and Instagram.


Visit A Gathering Thread at:
25 High Street

It's really nice to be making something on a High Street. I think people have been interested to see what I'm doing and to see someone working with their hands.

Alis Le May
Alis is a designer and artist based in the East of Glasgow. Her projects make use of vintage/sustainable textiles and traditional hand-sewing techniques.