Making it in Textiles 2019 Conference @miit19

What an amazing opportunity for design students from across the UK. Support from the marvellous livery companies. Insights into the design and manufacturing process courtesy of Pennine Weavers, Stanley Mills, Marton Mills, Roberts Dyers, Antich & Sons, W T Johnston, A W Hainsworth, Alfred Brown, Abrahan Moon, Laxtons Specialist yarns. And a range of speakers offering wide ranging information.

Paris highlights

New high diving board at Galleries Layfayette, giant roller blades, chic way to pour champagne, attentive audiences. Interesting place to work!

Dumfries House, Sustainable Conference, with Swaroski and the German Fashion Council

Lucky moi, asked to speak at this conference, along with loads of interesting people. Swaroski entertained us, the Future textiles team were so organised, and The German Fashion Council brought young designers, Vogue, Patrick Grant, John Sugden, Sarah Mower….and and. A tremendous and worthwhile event.

Wonderful Honour

Surprise Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Weavers, with Patrick Grant

International Woolmark Prize

Great event, worthy winners. Edward Crutchley’s Wool garments were exquisite work from Johnston of Elgin. Nicolas Daley, also acknowledged the skills of Scottish weavers, Lochcarron. And because they are in wool, the garments work in favour of the environment. PS Colin Firth did a turn too…..

A great Shoot at Johnson of Elgin

The McAteer team and the support of John Hogg made this undertaking easy. The results will be seen in the education modules, written by Carruthers Associates and eventually available through The Woolmark Company.

Living in Peter Womersley's Studio

The Carruthers Associates team are privilidged to live and work in the acclaimed architect Peter Womersley’s original Studio. Winter and summer, light is everywhere.

Scotlands War tartan

Another Tartan designed by Hamish Carruthers to commemmorate the Scots who gave their lives in World War 1. The colours represent their blood, the uniforms of the armed services and the gold of Scotland’s Lion Rampant. Well received by many including the press.

A Peter Womersley classic

So sad to see this lovely building slowly rotting. Why in the Borders do we not make sure our interesting heritage is preserved?

Naturally Inspiring, Glasgow 2018

A tremendous day, hosted  by GSA. Great information for the enlightened students who attended. Natasha Lenart, VB, Maggie Smart, Folk, Matther Miller, IWP Winner, Andrew Stevenson, Paul Smith, and of course Carruthers! All courtesy of The Woolmark Company.

Premiere Vision, Spring 19

The message was strongly in favour of the environment, and added value with wearable tech. Sir Paul in best Scottish tartan too!