Dear Friends,

It’s Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, heralding a season of regenerative  journeys, within Scotland and beyond borders.

Towards a Fibreshed for Scotland

The global Fibreshed network supports ‘regenerative textiles’ – local materials and methods of production that walk more lightly on the earth, aiming to enhance rather than exploit. We’re facilitating a discussion in Scotland read more here


Plant a patch of flax with us in May
Join flax growers in Sweden 1kvmLIN and Pennsylvania 1sqYflaxPA to grow a square meter of flax in your community garden. We’re securing seed for the project this year in Scotland read more here   

Creative journeys for New Scots 

Scottish Refugee Festival in June
We’re collaborating with sewing2gether All Nations for an ‘All Nations, All Millies’ Exhibition, Walk and Talk in Paisley, exploring the textile journey of those finding a new home in Scotland read more here

Think Global Grow Local 

Our next International Roundtable is on World Earth Day. Check out these expert presentations from our last seventy strong gathering, with projects in Finland, N.Ireland, Oregon, Austria, England and Belgium, flagging up potential for partnership in Scotland read more here  

Funds for the Flax Mill 

We’re all set to start the regeneration of the Flax Mill in Silverburn Park, just up from the Fife Coastal Path near Leven. With £3.47M investment confirmed from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, works begin soon read more here

The Library is Open 

Online search engines are really useful, but nothing beats a good book! Our research and practice has been enhanced by a dip into many papers, journals and books, grateful for the expertise of others and delighted to pass this on with our Design Library and our book of the month. read more here 

As so often, its as much about the journey as the destination…

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With best wishes from all the team,
John Ennis, Curator Producer, 
Journeys in Design