Women at work in the linen industry
Flax and Linen Festival, September 2021, Fife: Journeys in Design is delighted to present Scotland’s first Flax and Linen Festival. Full Programme details on our Events page.
Journeys in Design Newsletters: Our Linen Stories is the first programme in a ‘material world’ series from Journeys in Design. Below we present all our Newsletters which update on Our Linen Stories together with our other Journeys in Design. You can sign up to receive our latest Newsletter here.
Flax Futures: This set of Design legacy projects explores themes emerging from Our Linen Stories. They are developed in collaboration with key allies around Scotland and beyond. We are delighted to present project updates here.
Journeys in Design on Social Media: We run dedicated Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts @journeysindesgn which highlight all our latest news. You can link in and sign up using the social media tags in the header above.
Your Linen Stories on Facebook: In addition, we run a dedicated Our Linen Stories Facebook gathering personal linen stories from you. Many of us have a Linen Story of our own: of growing and processing flax today, of relatives with a link to lost factories, of treasured linen pieces, of artworks or new designs in linen, flax or composites. If you’d like to share Y/our Linen Story, we’d love to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This series of legacy proposals develops new contributions to the shared material culture revealed on Our Linen Stories tour in collaboration with colleagues and organisations met en route. These proposals recognise Scotland’s part in the stories of Europe and aim to strengthen links with our neighbour ‘linen nations’.
As a member of ICOM UK (International Committee of Museums) your curator has devised projects that acknowledge the vital collaborative role of museums, attempting to explore new ways to link and celebrate design history and material culture.
By establishing small task groups for each, we hope to progress from proposal to development stage.