The Artisan’s Institute – Young Weavers – TH.CARS2 Archive

Castlehead High School

Castlehead High School


Participants/consultant: Castlehead HS, Mary Russell School, Auchenlodment PS, Paisley Museum/Gillian Lewis

Feb-Mar 2020

In collaboration with Paisley Museum’s Looms in Schools initiative, professional weaver Gillian Lewis began to deliver the Artisan’s Institute – Young Weavers project in February 2020.

Acting as a weaving mentor, Gillian worked with staff and pupils at Auchenlodment Primary School, Castlehead High School and Mary Russell School, helping them learn how to use frame looms and a 4 shaft table loom and supporting them to realise their own creative weaving ideas.

After initial success, unfortunately this project had to be curtailed due to Covid-19. Gillian subsequently created the We are Weavers learning resource for schools in collaboration with Paisley Museum which is now publicly available for anyone to use.

If you would like to view some of the Renfrewshire School’s pieces please visit https://readymag.com/u583547536/we-are-weavers/ You can also access this page by clicking on the link available at the bottom of this page.


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Paisley TH.CARS2 Project Team
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Renfrewshire Council
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Supported by TH.CARS2