Weavers Trip - Paisley Weaving - March 2015
March 2015 Weavers Outing - Paisley Museum, Sma'
Shotts Cottage and Weavers Cottage
This years Weavers outing took place at the end of March,
comprising of a tour of local attactions in Paisley with weaving
and textile interest. Historically, the town of Paisley has its
roots in Weaving. Home of the Paisley Pattern, the town's last
Thread Mill closed in the 1990's and Tartan was still being woven
here are recently as the 1950's.
The day started at Paisley
Museum & Art Gallery, where we saw the new textile
exhibition & had a tour with Head Weaver Danny Couglan. A wide
range of traditional wooden Looms were on show with some great
Then onto Sma' Shotts Cottage where we were
taken around the cottages before lunch. These cottages have been
preserved as if it were still the 1700-1800's, allowing you to step
back in time and experience what it was like to be a weaver in days
gone by. We finished the day at the National Trust Weavers
Cottage in Kilbarchan, with a tour by our own Past Collector
& Weaver Christine MacLeod. Christine delived demonstrations on
traditional weaving equipment, from hand looms to spinning
A big thank you to everyone who made this an enjoyable day
out and we appreciate all who attended. We hope you can make our
next weavers outing, with details to follow!