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Refractive: The Nettle Dress Film Screening plus Weaving Workshop

Join Refractive, in collaboration with Johnstone Textile Space, for a screening of award-winning documentary film, The Nettle Dress, by Dylan Howitt.

Refractive: The Nettle Dress Film Screening plus Weaving Workshop

About Refractive: The Nettle Dress Film Screening plus Weaving Workshop

Screening on Friday 17th May 2024 at Elderslie Village Hall as part of our Spring Film Exhibition programme.

Join Refractive, in collaboration with Johnstone Textile Space, for a screening of award-winning documentary film, The Nettle Dress, by Dylan Howitt (Director) starring Allan Brown. Synopsis: ‘After the death of his beloved wife, textile artist Allan Brown embarks on a seven-year endeavor to weave a hand-spun dress from stinging nettles foraged in the woods surrounding his home.’

The screening will also include award-winning short film, ‘Dig’, by Gary Hewitt (Director). Synopsis: ‘A mother searches a secluded beach, determined to find a certain item, that will bring her some closure.’

This special event will also include a pre-screening workshop, facilitated by Johnstone Textile Space. Woven Textile Designer, Jonny MacKinnon, will deliver a weaving-based workshop between 6.30-7.45pm, before the film commences at 8pm.

A little about Jonny:

Jonny MacKinnon is an award winning, fashion and textile design studio based in Central Scotland, specialising in woven textile design. You can find out more about Jonny’s work here: https://www.instagram.com/jonnymackinnondesigns/?hl=en-gb

Details about the event:

Textile workshop 6.30pm to 7.45pm.

Doors open for the film screening at 7.45pm.

Film screening at 8pm.

For more information and to book a ticket head over to: refractive.scot

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