As we toured the Our Linen Stories exhibition, it became clear that there are lots of elements that make up the ecology of design. This section of the exhibition celebrates some of the ways in which we can support designers to generate interest and income for their local communities.
For example this can be done by introducing young children to a new technique for the first time, or supporting established designers who are forging a career for themselves. There are many ways that we can nurture design in the linen industry, and enhance local communities in the process.
Take a look at some of the fine examples of damask linen which were displayed as part of Our Linen Stories exhibition.
Linen damask tablecloth, dyed blue, offered for exhibition by resident of Leith
Linen damask tea table proof cloth, a gold weft used to highlight design errors ahead of a bulk production run, offered for exhibition by Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Ennis