Three hundred years of laundry culture
Our Linen Stories is the first programme in a ‘material world’ series from Journeys in Design, focusing on a different material with each new programme. Below we present our Newsletters and Social Media feeds, witness to the unfolding of Our Linen Stories together with our other Journeys in Design.
Our Linen Stories has developed a set of Design legacy projects called Flax Futures, which explore emerging themes in collaboration with key allies around Scotland and beyond. We are delighted to present regular Flax Future updates here on our News page.
For Our Linen Stories, we run a dedicated Facebook as means of including Y/Our Linen Stories. 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.