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Published: 25 April 2013


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A weaving past and the weaving future?

In November (I know! I know!), the City of Glasgow hosted a very special art event on Water Row. A house built of wood and lace was in situ for a day, commemorating all the different people and trades that had been in the area for centuries including the weavers of Govan. The building is up for an architecture award now and, although we cannot see it any longer, the pictures give us a glimpse of what was. I quite like the idea of the internet as a collector of memories…

And speaking of memories, the sad news was announced today of the possible closure of the oldest continually operating textile mill in Scotland, Caerlee Mills in Innerleithen. Let’s hope that the mill will survive.