Lucky moi, asked to speakat this conference, along with loads of interesting people. Swaroski entertained us, the Future textiles team were so organised, and The German fFshion Council brought young designers, Vogue, …Patric Grant, John Sugden, Sarah Mower….and and. A tremendous worthwhile event.
A very interesting and insprational group of speakers, discussing their work and offering ideas to student delagates. Borre Akkersdijk, Edward Crutchley, Helene Steiner, and S-M C.
Surprise Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Weavers, with Patrick Grant
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…..
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.
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.
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.
So sad to see this lovely building slowly rotting. Why in the Borders do we not make sure our interesting heritage is preserved?
Great to see the high quality work made in Scotland
Tremendous skills to be found at Marton Mills and Roberts Dyers and Finshers
Such respect for James Sugden, a textile man for the majority of his life, passionate, encouraging and generous with his time. He will be very much missed.