Linen is perhaps the worlds oldest textile and is derived from varieties of the Flax plant.
Here we take you on a sensory journey, describing the growing cycle, relaying the traditional stages of production and illustrating how this textile is manufactured today using sight, sound, smell and touch. With image, song, scent bottle and touch tray, we pick up the threads of cultural union that tie Scotland into Europe from plant to product.
Image courtesy of Maureen Hammond
Woven linen with pattern derived from research into canvas used by El Greco for The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, offered for exhibition by Helena Loermans
By El Greco
Reproduction of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz by El Greco