Her­itage cen­tre hosts suc­cess­ful textile week

The Oban Times - - 6 Community News -

LIS­MORE Gaelic her­itage cen­tre hosted a suc­cess­ful her­itage textile week, ex­plor­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the history of the mak­ing, use and im­por­tance of wo­ven tex­tiles on the is­land.

Visi­tors en­joyed guided walks to ar­eas on the is­land that have links to weav­ing and textile ex­pert, Va­lerie Reilly, iden­ti­fied and dis­cussed vintage shawls and fab­rics from the ar­chives and ones that peo­ple had brought along.

In­ver­clyde group, Sgioba Lu­aidh Inbhirch­lu­aidh, held a well-at­tended work­shop and con­cert per­for­mance, in­tro­duc­ing a new gen­er­a­tion of Liosachs to the tra­di­tional art of songs sung by woman when beat­ing newly-wo­ven tweed to soften it.

Lo­cal textile artist, Sarah Camp­bell of Mog­waai De­sign, was also there to demon­strate em­broi­dery and ap­plique tech­niques and cre­ated a lovely lamp­shade which she do­nated to the cen­tre.

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