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Warm Covers – A Scottish Textile Story with Janet Rae in St Andrews

Thursday 21st July 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Join us on a journey through the rich textiles history of Scotland with Janet Rae! Rae will be introducing and discussing her latest work, Warm Covers– an exquisite, lavishly illustrated study of a lasting heritage. Weaving together the personal stories of quilt-makers with the industrial, social and artistic history found in quilts Warm Covers is a treat for quilters and the curious alike.

Beginning with the manufacture of linen, wool and cotton in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland once had a flourishing industry and a reputation for innovative needlework education and textile design. Rae explores the artistic impact of Turkey Red, the first non-bleeding red dye, and the contribution of individual suffragettes in advancing textile design.