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Paisley passions to be ignited in Hawick

Threads of history will be woven together in Hawick this coming week.

Fashion in the making -  a talk by Bruce Munro Roberts, Director of Fashion and Technology, Heriot Watt School of Textiles will take place at 2 pm in the Scott Gallery, Hawick Museum on Wednesday, October 26.

Roberts will talk about the techniques used to create the 19th-century fashion silhouettes displayed as part the Passion for Paisley exhibition which looks at the long forgotten heritage of the Edinburgh Kashmir shawl industry.

Twenty shawls will be on display from Heriot-Watt University’s Textile Collection which features over 100 shawls dating from the 1790s to 1860s, many of which are attributed to the Edinburgh industry and have not been on display since 1962.

Museum and Galleries Scotland have funded the project.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of local charity Live Borders commented: “This event will provide a rare opportunity for those interested in historical fashion to learn about the methodology in creating the specialist silhouettes.”

For further details, please ring 01450 364 767 or e-mail hawickmuseum@liveborders1.org.uk

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