Weavers Trip - Paisley Weaving - March 2015

 March 2015 Weavers Outing - Paisley Museum, Sma' Shotts Cottage and Weavers Cottage

Wavers Cottage VisitVisit to 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.

Paisley Museum Visit

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 weaving artefacts.

Sma Shotts Cottage Visit

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 wheels!

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!