PaisleyMake Festival 2016 31st August–3rd September 2016

Paisley Pattern inspired tomorrow’s designers at PaisleyMake

Paisley – the hometown of the Paisley Pattern – welcomed top designers and creative professionals to the first ever design showcase, PaisleyMake.

PaisleyMake Festival of Fashion, Design and Textiles 2016

“It’s about reconnecting the Paisley Pattern back to its hometown – Paisley – and starting a wider conversation with fashion, textiles and design experts from all over world that will help the town build connections and support the development of the commercialisation of the Paisley Pattern.” Jean Cameron, Paisley 2021 Bid Director
“One of the best networking events I've been to and super inspirational career-wise too” Urbanity Blog, Fashion Blogger of the Year
“I started my business six weeks ago and I can’t believe I’m here showing at an amazing exhibition, in my own town. Visitors have been asking questions about my artwork every day and I have just gained my 4th stockist – Paisley Abbey shop!” Gatekeeper Art

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Scotland Re:Designed Curated Exhibition

SR:D Exhibition Wednesday 31st August 2016, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Passion for fashion? Feast your eyes on Scotland Re:Designed’s exhibition and shop showcasing the best of Scottish fashion and textiles. Designed to inspire the masses, expect designers such as Rebecca Torres, Pea Cooper Millinery and Elizabeth Martin Tweed to brands such as Harris Tweed Hebrides and MYB Textiles with guest stands from Fashion Foundry and InCube.

with Art with Heart, Barbra Kolasinski, Birds of Prayers, Green Thomas, Harris Tweed Hebrides, Houston Kiltmakers, Karen Hanvidge Ceramics, KCD, Kerrie Aldo, Mairi Helena, McROSTIE SCOTLAND, Misty Concepts, MYB Textiles, Natasha Marshall, New Bedford, Niki Fulton, Others Are, Pea Cooper Millinery, RACHEL MCMILLAN, Rebecca Torres, Scottish Leather Group, Silk Self, Sleekit, Tout Petit, Trakke and Vonne Alley

Blogger Preview

Blogger Event Invite Only Wednesday 31st August 2016, 11:00am

Are you a blogger or vlogger? We welcome you to an Exclusive Preview of PaisleyMake On Wednesday 31st August from 11am Renfrewshire Council together with Scotland Re:Designedand InCube warmly welcome you to preview the unmissable PaisleyMake, a heritage-led festival of creativity in Paisley with a unique line-up of internationally recognised industry and textile professionals. At 11am, Dr Dan Coughlan, Textiles Curator at Paisley Museum & Art Galleries will kick-start celebrations providing you with a personal tour of the collection followed by brunch within the museums' atmospheric surroundings.

at Paisley Abbey

Bloggers Paisley Collections Tour

Blogger Event Invite Only Wednesday 31st August 2016, 12:30pm

at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

The Gentlewoman and I: the making of a women’s magazine

Speaker Session Wednesday 31st August 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Glasgow University alumni Penny Martin is a London-based writer and editor. Since Spring 2010, she has been editor in chief of the biannual women's magazine The Gentlewoman, setting a new standard in women's magazines with it's high-quality writing and fashion photography, celebrating modern women of style and purpose.

with Penny Martin at Paisley Abbey

Private Paisley Collections Tour

Invite Only Wednesday 31st August 2016, 4:00pm

at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

Opening Night Dinner

Invite Only Wednesday 31st August 2016, 6:00pm

at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

Thursday 1st September 2016

Scotland Re:Designed Curated Exhibition

SR:D Exhibition Thursday 1st September 2016, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Passion for fashion? Feast your eyes on Scotland Re:Designed’s exhibition and shop showcasing the best of Scottish fashion and textiles. Designed to inspire the masses, expect designers such as Rebecca Torres, Pea Cooper Millinery and Elizabeth Martin Tweed to brands such as Harris Tweed Hebrides and MYB Textiles with guest stands from Fashion Foundry and InCube.

with Art with Heart, Barbra Kolasinski, Birds of Prayers, Green Thomas, Harris Tweed Hebrides, Houston Kiltmakers, Karen Hanvidge Ceramics, KCD, Kerrie Aldo, Mairi Helena, McROSTIE SCOTLAND, Misty Concepts, MYB Textiles, Natasha Marshall, New Bedford, Niki Fulton, Others Are, Pea Cooper Millinery, RACHEL MCMILLAN, Rebecca Torres, Scottish Leather Group, Silk Self, Sleekit, Tout Petit, Trakke and Vonne Alley

Fashioning the Future with David Mullane, Owner of W2 Store

Speaker Session Thursday 1st September 2016, 11:30am - 12:00pm

David Mullane, owner at W2 store has a range of stockists including Comme Des Garcons and Margaret Howell. Hear all about his take on the concept and reinvention of the Paisley pattern.

with David Mullane

M&Co

Speaker Session Thursday 1st September 2016, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

M&Co is one of the largest, privately-owned fashion retailers in the UK and has been selling quality clothing for over 50 years. Originally a small family business of only 6 shops in Glasgow owned by the McGeoch family in the 1960s, M&Co, as we are now known, has more than 250 stores nationwide.

at Paisley Abbey

Paisley Pattern Collection and Heritage with Dr Dan Coughlan

Speaker Session Thursday 1st September 2016, 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Dr Dan Coughlan Discusses the Archive and Paisley's Heritage

with Dr Dan Coughlan at Paisley Abbey

Cut, Cloth, Colour with Jimmy Stephen-Cran

Speaker Session Thursday 1st September 2016, 2:10pm - 2:30pm

Jimmy will give an illustrated presentation about some of Scotland's evocative and distinguished cloth and clothing histories.

with Jimmy Stephen-Cran

Heritage, Future & Collaboration Q&A

Speaker Session Thursday 1st September 2016, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

Experts in the industry Margo Graham, Design Director at MYB Textiles discuss the importance of collaboration and Ken Houston discusses the authority of tartan for the future generation.

with Elizabeth Martin Tweed, Jimmy Stephen-Cran, Ken MacDonald and Margo Graham

Ken MacDonald owner at Houston Kiltmakers

Speaker Session Thursday 1st September 2016, 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Ken MacDonald, owner at Houston Kiltmakers discusses their heritage and legacy in Paisley.

with Ken MacDonald and Houston Kiltmakers at Paisley Abbey

Friday 2nd September 2016

Scotland Re:Designed Curated Exhibition

SR:D Exhibition Friday 2nd September 2016, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Passion for fashion? Feast your eyes on Scotland Re:Designed’s exhibition and shop showcasing the best of Scottish fashion and textiles. Designed to inspire the masses, expect designers such as Rebecca Torres, Pea Cooper Millinery and Elizabeth Martin Tweed to brands such as Harris Tweed Hebrides and MYB Textiles with guest stands from Fashion Foundry and InCube.

with Art with Heart, Barbra Kolasinski, Birds of Prayers, Green Thomas, Harris Tweed Hebrides, Houston Kiltmakers, Karen Hanvidge Ceramics, KCD, Kerrie Aldo, Mairi Helena, McROSTIE SCOTLAND, Misty Concepts, MYB Textiles, Natasha Marshall, New Bedford, Niki Fulton, Others Are, Pea Cooper Millinery, RACHEL MCMILLAN, Rebecca Torres, Scottish Leather Group, Silk Self, Sleekit, Tout Petit, Trakke and Vonne Alley

Harris Tweed with a little bit of Hogarthism with Harris Tweed Hebrides Creative Director, Mark Hogarth

Speaker Session Friday 2nd September 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Mark explains the importance of provenance, process and partnerships in creating a sustainable textile brand for the 21st  century.

with Mark Hogarth

James Lang of Scottish Leather Group: The Story of Leather in Paisley

Speaker Session Friday 2nd September 2016, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Director at Scottish Leather Group, James Lang discusses manufacturing in Paisley, the business and legacy, the future and the importance of design. Learn all about the brand including their award-nominated apprenticeship programme.

with James Lang at Paisley Abbey

Smart Textiles, Technical Innovation and Design Q&A

Speaker Session Friday 2nd September 2016, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Specialists in smart technology including Trakke and James Lang discuss new advances in techno-textiles. Full line-up tbc.

with Alec Farmer, Sara Robertson and Sarah Taylor, James Lang and Halley Stevensons

Saturday 3rd September 2016

Scotland Re:Designed Curated Exhibition

SR:D Exhibition Saturday 3rd September 2016, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Passion for fashion? Feast your eyes on Scotland Re:Designed’s exhibition and shop showcasing the best of Scottish fashion and textiles. Designed to inspire the masses, expect designers such as Rebecca Torres, Pea Cooper Millinery and Elizabeth Martin Tweed to brands such as Harris Tweed Hebrides and MYB Textiles with guest stands from Fashion Foundry and InCube.

with Art with Heart, Barbra Kolasinski, Birds of Prayers, Green Thomas, Harris Tweed Hebrides, Houston Kiltmakers, Karen Hanvidge Ceramics, KCD, Kerrie Aldo, Mairi Helena, McROSTIE SCOTLAND, Misty Concepts, MYB Textiles, Natasha Marshall, New Bedford, Niki Fulton, Others Are, Pea Cooper Millinery, RACHEL MCMILLAN, Rebecca Torres, Scottish Leather Group, Silk Self, Sleekit, Tout Petit, Trakke and Vonne Alley

Paisley Thread Mill Embroidery Workshop

Workshop Saturday 3rd September 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop is suitable for anyone over 8 years old, really due to the sharpness of the needles used and the dexterity involved in the stitches.  No embroidery experience is required.

Corsage Making Workshop with Siobhan MacKenzie

Workshop Saturday 3rd September 2016, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Siobhan Mackenzie is a multi-award winning authentic Scottish Fashion Designer specialises in Contemporary Kilts.

Tout Petit Yarn Storming Public Workshop

Workshop Saturday 3rd September 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Public yarn storming event - come along and contribute to guerilla style, to PaisleyMake's large graffiti knitting public art event.

at Paisley Abbey

Origami Workshop with Misty Concepts

Workshop Saturday 3rd September 2016, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Misty Concepts is based in Paisley, creating unique and quirky origami products. Specialising in handmade origami paper light fixtures, the range extends from hanging pendants to string lights, all designed and created by designer, Mel Watt. Mel has always had a passion for art and design and was fascinated by the beauty of creating something so unique out of simply paper. After alot of experimenting, Misty Concepts was launched. Other smaller, origami themed gift items can also be found in the Misty Concepts range including cards and frames. Misty Concepts prides itself on catering to the individual needs of each customer and custom orders are welcomed to suit your special requirements.

at Paisley Abbey