10: Textiles in Badenoch in the Eighteenth Century
by Maureen Shaw
This talk will explore the textiles of Badenoch with a particular focus on the Eighteenth Century, based on pieces held in the collection at the Highland Folk Museum, archival resources and Gaelic poetry. Themes of the talk will include identity and colour in eighteenth-century Gaelic culture, as well as textiles such as linen, which is often overlooked in the context Highland history.
About the speaker
Maureen Shaw is a Scottish Illustrator from Badenoch, Inverness-Shire, graduating BA Hons (Illustration) from Edinburgh College of Art in 1995. A Gaelic speaker, her creative work has included art therapy with patients in palliative care, museum Artist in Residence and working with vulnerable children in conjunction with Children 1st. As well as undertaking private and commercial work, she has exhibited in Scotland, Ireland and Germany.
Maureen graduated M Litt in Highlands & Islands Culture from the University of the Highlands & Islands in 2014, where her research topic was Textile Manufacturing in Badenoch. She is currently writing up her AHRC-funded PhD thesis, ‘’A’cumail fuachd nam bean dìom – the Textiles of Badenoch in the Eighteenth Century’, with the research conducted in partnership with the University of the Highlands & Islands and Highlife Highland.
How to participate
This talk will begin at 7.30 pm (GMT) and last up to one hour, followed by questions. As the audience for each talk will be limited to 100, please register in plenty of time by e-mailing us (click here or on the ‘Register’ button above). You will then be sent a code to allow you to join the talk.
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