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Winter warmers go on show at Towerhouse

Borders Textile Towerhouse is aiming to warm up their visitors over the winter months through two new exhibitions.

A World of Woolley Wonder, by retired head teacher Susan Thomson, features stunning felted artworks that reflect her love of Scotland’s scenery with a little bit of artistic license thrown into the mix. The art work is for sale and would make an excellent Christmas present.

Shaureen Lammie, who curated the exhibitions said: “Susan Thomson has produced amazing work; she really has a natural talent for felting, which was her hobby until recently.

“In the two weeks the exhibition has been open five pieces have sold, one on the first day. Her work really inspires you and Susan has agreed to take workshops at the Towerhouse next year so that others can learn the skill.

On the catwalk, Over & Under focuses on Hawick’s famous Hosiery trade and the move from underwear to overwear. A selection of garments, objects and documents from the Hawick Museum collection are on display.

Miss Lammie added: “We are really pleased to be able to show the garments from the Over & Under collection, including a Pringle jumper from the 1930s, an example of the utility underwear produced in Hawick and some of our Braemar collection which is rarely on display.

Both exhibitions are on now until the end of January 2018.

Borders Textile Towerhouse is free to enter, has disabled access and is open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm. The building is closed to the public on Tuesday’s and Sundays through winter. For more information call Borders Textile Towerhouse on 01450 377615 or email TextileTowerhouse@LiveBorders1.org.uk

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