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Catriona Baird is Textiles Curator at Paisley Museum, in Scotland, which celebrates it's 150th anniversary on 11th April 2021.
Catriona shares the story of the Paisley pattern - that swirly floral stylised teardrop motif that pops up in so many designs and objects, as well as of course on the famous Paisley Shawls.
This is a story that brings together geography, history, fashion and textiles and gives a fabulous insight into early industrial textile production too.
In this episode of Stitchery Stories, Catriona Baird chats with Susan Weeks around:
- Her current research as part of the Paisley Museum Re-imagined Project
- What is the Paisley Pattern
- Where did the Paisley pattern originate
- The history of Paisley as an important textile production centre
- Making Paisley Shawls
- The Jaquard Loom and making 'point paper' designs
- Paisley Museum history & its collections
- The types and styles of Paisley shawls
- The first exhibition of Paisley shawls
- The links with The Needlework Development Scheme
- Investigating the museum collections
- The museum re-development project
And we also make a CALLOUT for interesting objects which feature the Paisley pattern and have an interesting story.
If you have an interesting Paisley object with an interesting story then please email a picture and the story to Catriona at the museum and she will be delighted.
For this episode...
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