Paisley Knitwork 2017 to 2018 – TH.CARS2 Archive

Embroidery and Architecture

September 2018

Textile artist Professor Malcolm Lochhead discussed the challenges of designing embroidery for architectural spaces of national significance such as the Great Hall at Stirling Castle and the Shrine of St Mungo at Glasgow Cathedral.


Part of Renfrewshire Doors Open Days 2018.


Weaving Samples Exhibition

Ongoing 2018

Glasgow Clyde College tutor and professional weaver Amy Bond concluded the second block of weekly weaving workshops for adults at Paisley Abbey, and the first block of workshops at the Disability Resource Centre. The groups came together to exhibit their woven samples at Paisley Arts Centre from 3rd-23rd Jul. On 7th Jul as part of Sma’ Shot Day, weaver Amy Bond and spinner Laryna Wuppermann gave public demonstrations in weaving, spinning and dyeing at the Paisley Thread Mill Museum. Weaving workshops resumed (with the added resource of a 4 shaft table loom) for both the Abbey and DRC groups at the end of August. The woven samples exhibition was displayed at the Disability Resource Centre throughout September.




Natural Dye

June 2018

A day long workshop led by Johanna Pronk exploring pre-industrial dyeing techniques.




Social Fabric

July 2017

As part of 2017’s Weave Festival, on 2nd Jul, three visual artists – Mandy McIntosh, Deirdre Nelson and Penny Anderson – gave a public talk at Paisley Town Hall where they shared examples and spoke about their use of textiles when working with people in a variety of community settings.

Supported by TH.CARS2


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


Supported by TH.CARS2