One Millie, All Nations: Linen Walk by Design
Friday, 24 June
14:30 - 16:00
By Sewing2gether All Nations
The Linen Walk by Design is part of an exciting series of events run by Sewing2gether All Nations in partnership with Journeys in Design: Our Linen Stories.
On the guided walk, lead by John Ennis, we will share tales of our textile heritage and reflect on the rich textile history of Scotland and of the New Scots that have settled here.
Linen mill workers, known as ‘Millies’ formed the backbone of the first industry to emerge from Scotland, Ireland and much of Europe: hard-working, multi-tasking and super-skilled.
The walk will begin at Paisley Central Library, where an exhibition of Millie dolls, hand crated by members of our group, is on display. These dolls are a tea towel tribute to textile workers from Scotland and around the world, capturing the legacy of grandmothers, mothers and sisters who have passed their sewing skills down from generation to generation.
A legacy map, featuring locations on the walk, will be created and made available online, in the library and other public places at a later date.
Leaving from Paisley Central Library the walk will end at to Sma’Shot Cottages.
Book your place through Journeys In Design Eventbrite
About Sewing2gether All Nations:
Sewing2gether All Nations: Caring, Creating, Connecting, is a grassroots community-based organisation for members of the refugee and asylum seeker community, primarily supporting women who do not speak English and are socially isolated.
Paisley Central Library
15 Mill St, Paisley