A silk Paisley shawl

Last autumn, before everything went pear-shape, we answered a telephone call from a lady in southern Ayrshire, who explained they have lived since 1970, but were now leaving:  she had a room filled with everything that they didn’t feel able to take with them.  It included lace, textiles, China, churns,…

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A simple task

About two years ago, I took on the task of writing a companion book for my History of Dalgarven Mill which was to cover the costume collection, the putting together of it, the quality of it, with little offshoots into lace making, Paisley shawls, Ayrshire blankets and the like.  Usually,…

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