Scotland's Year of Stories Project: A Yarn Worth Spinning

"A Yarn worth Spinning" project and event was a celebration of the role of textiles in shaping the identity of the Scottish Borders and the iconic place of the Scottish Borders in the history of textiles and fashion. The project viewed the story of textiles in the Scottish Borders as a multi-scale, interconnected narrative of fashion, ethics, nature, industry, and community. This was achieved through an exhibition and film, aimed at engaging an a range of audiences in the region.

In collaboration with Heriot Watt University, the School of Textile and Design and the Great Tapestry of Scotland, the exhibition used film, garments, materials and drawings to explore how textiles have shaped the town and continue to inspire. Galashiels’ school pupils were also asked to explore their town through fashion and the winners' works were displayed with many other of the inspiring entrants featuring in our exhibition film.

This event was supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund was delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

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