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Our Linen Stories


This rolling Exhibition and Events series celebrates contemporary design in Flax Fibre and Linen, drawing on Scotland’s rich industrial and trading heritage with a focus on sustainability and our circular economy. 

Following two years of participatory research, Our Linen Stories explores Scotland’s extraordinary relationship with this quintessentially European textile including stories gathered from around the country and our neighbour linen nations, Belgium, France and The Netherlands. 


With more than 3000 direct engagements to date and many more via social media, Our Linen Stories continues in 2021 with two projects: Flax Fields and Making Millie. 

Please visit our dedicated website for programme details

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Image: Flax Fields by Lorna Brown