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July 2023 Events Diary

4 July 2023

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Upcoming events during July 2023


Textiles Re-imagined Symposium
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Thursday 6 July 2023 10am - 4pm

Join us at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh for a day delivered by Regenerative Textiles Scotland. We welcome Carry Somers, who brings her international experience as a fashion entrepreneur and founder of Fashion Revolution, to join Scottish voices in the field, from farming to fashion.

RTS is a new collaboration, part of a growing band of endeavours, offering a focus for the new textile economy in Scotland and beyond, this year with a symposium, exhibition and screening.

Register here, places limited


Regenerative Textiles Scotland Exhibition
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 July 2023 12-3pm

For two days only, walk with us around the Tapestry Viewing Balcony at Dovecot Studio, to view a stunning set of garments from established designers in Scotland, to see regenerative stories emerging from our University students and to journey with those supporting regenerative design across the country.

Register here, free to attend


'Fashion Re-imagined' Screening
Regenerative Textiles Scotland
Edinburgh College of Art
Thursday 6 July 2023 from 4.30pm

To complete our inaugural Regenerative Textiles Scotland programme, you are invited to join us at Edinburgh College of Art, our 2023 University partners, for special reception and screening of Fashion Reimagined.

This acclaimed film follows the journey of trailblazing fashion designer Amy Powney (Mother of Pearl) on her creative quest from field to finished garment.

Register here, free to attend, places limited,


Rotten Luck
Jock Tamson's Gairden, Duddingston
Tuesday 11 July 10-11.30am

Retting, Breaking, Scutching, Heckling ... join Iain and John for the latest in our series of flax chats and demos going seed to shelf in Jock Tamson's Gairden. Retting is the process by which water and bacteria rot down the gum in stems to release the flax fibre. When, how, how long? It's in the farmers art and bioscience ....and a lot of luck!

We'll take the air with Iain around this extraordinary community garden, then catch a wiff of retting in the garden's newly installed flax bath. John will talk heritage and contemporary methods over a cuppa - some distance away! - in the JTG sheds.

Register here, free to attend.


Linen Routes in Ceres, Fife
A Sunday Stroll, 16 July 2023, 2 - 4.30pm

Help us co-design our latest Linen Route, this time in the charming village of Ceres in Fife, in collaboration with Birchtree Studios and the Fife Folk Museum.

We'll hear from the Museum team, then join photographer, local resident and flax grower Michael Wolchover on a stroll past disused lades and former weavers cottages and on to Birchtree Studios, where a cuppa and chat around Michael's flax patch await.

Register here, free to attend, places limited,


Up next...

from Sunday 6 August 2023 for 6 weeks
Flax Futures Exhibition and Events
at the John Muir Birthplace Museum, Dunbar
Full programme details coming soon

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