Sma’ Shot Weavers in Residence 2017 to 2019 – TH.CARS2 Archive

June 2019 and Sma’ Shot Day 2019

On 24th June, an exhibition ‘Mapping Paisley’s Textile Trade’ illustrating the research and activities undertaken during the weavers’ residency opened at the Made in Paisley gallery on Paisley High St to coincide with Sma’ Shot Day 2019 celebrations. A public tour of historically significant textiles sites led by historian Stephen Clancy also set off from the gallery on 29th June.

June 2017 – November 2018

A part-time residency undertaking research into Paisley’s weaving history including workshops, demonstrations and participatory weaving projects.

Most recently…

October 2018

Sma’ Shot Cottages resident weavers Heather Shields & Shielagh Tacey demonstrated the process of weaving on a variety of looms and encouraged the public to have a shot!

This workshop formed part of the University of the West of Scotland’s Inspiring Women Lecture Series at the UWS Paisley Campus.

September 2018

Resident weavers Heather Shields & Shielagh Tacey gave weaving demonstrations, and showcased their designs based on historic maps of Paisley’s textile buildings.

Previous events:

Schools Museums Workshops – Over the autumn of 2017 the Weavers In Residence delivered a series of weaving workshops to over 240 primary and secondary pupils. The hands on weaving workshops were hosted by Paisley Museum and included a tour of the Shawl Gallery and an exploration of the types of fibre used historically in the town. As with all the fabrics woven as part of this residency the aspiration is to use the samples woven in the workshops to enhance the visitor experience at the Sma’ Shot Cottages.

SMHAF Workshops

Sma’ Shot Day 2018

Renfrewshire Doors Open Day 2017 and 2018


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


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