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Weavers Box Opening 2018

Posted on May 25, 2018

A key milestone in the Weavers’ year is the annual Box Opening event, held this year on 18th May.   An informal evening, we had ex-Deacon and ex-Deacon Convener Hamish Brodie explain the history of our medieval boxes and of …

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Weavers’ Soufli Project

Posted on March 26, 2018

In the far north of Greece, on the Turkish-Bulgarian border, there is a tiny town called Soufli, which in the 19th century, was the European capital of silk weaving. It was also a key entry point into Europe of the …

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Deacon Choosing Dinner 2018

Posted on February 20, 2018

Every Deacon has a formal dinner during their year in office, referred to as their Choosing Dinner.  Mine was held on 9th February, and was very well attended, with members, industry representatives, special guests and friends.   The keynote speakers …

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Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow

Posted on September 25, 2017

On 18th September 2017, I was installed as Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow, a huge honour and privilege. During my year, I hope to initiate a project involving a cultural exchange between students of textile/weaving/design in Scotland …

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Protecting Tartan woven in Scotland

Posted on February 2, 2016

HRH Prince Charles, the Duke of Rothesay, kindly hosted at Dumfries House a celebratory dinner for the Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow for their their 501st anniversary. Present were representatives of the weaving and Highland wear industry, educationalists, Deacons of …

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Appointment as Collector to the Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers

Posted on September 22, 2015

I am thrilled to be appointed to the position of Collector to the Deacon of the Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow. The Incorporation, in partnership with the Scottish Tartans Authority, has contributed a sum of money towards a feasibility study …

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Mosaic for HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales and Duke of Rothesay

Posted on April 5, 2015

A mosaic in Royal tartans has  been presented on behalf of the Weavers of Glasgow to HRH Prince Charles, as part of the incorporation’s 500th Anniversary celebrations. I was thrilled to receive a beautiful, personal letter to thank me for …

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Mosaics presented at the 500th anniversary dinner of the Incorporation of Weavers

Posted on March 31, 2015

I was delighted to be commissioned by the Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow to create commemorative mosaics to be presented as corporate gifts at their 500th anniversary dinner. Unique mosaics were created using tartans with special meaning for each recipient. …

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Mosaics now in Teasel & Tweed in Aberdeen

Posted on February 8, 2015

I am pleased to say that Teasel & Tweed in Aberdeen are now displaying a selection of mosaics. Teasel and Tweed is wonderful emporium of beautiful arts and crafts, all made in Scotland. Zoe James, MD of T&T, will be …

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Invitation to join the Master Court of Weavers Of Glasgow

Posted on September 21, 2014

I have been delighted to accept an invitation to become a member of the Master Court of the Incorporation Weavers of Glasgow. The Weavers of Glasgow date back to the middle ages when members of the craft were those entitled …

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