Threads a play about women, work and knitting by Sylvia Dow
A play about women, work, and knitting. Threads weaves the stories, historical, verbatim, and imagined into a multi-stranded piece of theatre using music, song and dance. From 19th Century millworkers to modern day knitting clubs, writer Sylvia Dow brings to life the history of knitting in the borders and the threads of life, fate and destiny which bind us all.
The play is the outcome of a longer project Knit Two Together, hosted at Heart of Hawick (2012) and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), in which Stellar Quines and Sylvia Dow engaged the local community and their stories in the development of the play.
Sylvia Dow’s first full length play A Beginning, a Middle, and an End toured Scotland and the North of England in 2012 and was initially presented during a Stellar Quines Rehearsal Room. Sylvia was one of the Traverse Fifty writers and has had work presented at the Traverse and Oran Mor.
Threads is part of Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival and Borders Live Touring
Supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Funding, Borders Council, Eastgate Arts, Heart of Hawick.
rhythms of the mills explode into life
- November 4, 2015The Lady’s Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting, and Crochet Work
- November 2, 2015Threads Production shots
- November 2, 2015Mrs Jane Gaugain and her knitting revolution
- October 30, 2015Threads yarn bombing at The Barony
- October 30, 2015Sophabulous Step Dancing
- October 30, 2015Sylvia Dow on BBC Radio Scotland
- October 16, 2015Sophie Stephenson
- November 6, 2014Sylvia Dow
- October 13, 2013Rehearsal Room 22