Welcome to Our Linen Stories Tours page, a rolling programme across Scotland and beyond.
Our Linen Stories explores Scotland’s extraordinary relationship with this quintessentially European fibre, offering context to contemporary designers and makers, gathering stories from around the country, and reaching out to our neighbour linen nations, Ireland, Belgium, France, The Netherlands and beyond.
Our Journey to Date
From the first presentation of our core stories we began an extraordinary journey, gathering local tales from around the country and beyond, of art and industry, celebrating contemporary design in each region, evolving our exhibition and archive en route. We are deeply grateful to all those who have added to our journey and look forward to more.
With each location, we offer new displays and community events produced local to each of our chosen venues, thanks to the support and skill of the venue teams local residents.
2023: Our Linen Stories continues in Scotland this year with our new Flax Futures tour and we visit Shrewsbury Flax Mill and Maltings with our award winning Making Millie project. Look out also for a series of community flax chats and workshops. Our Events page gives details of all our latest programmes.