Threads Production shots

Photographer Marc Marnie took some beautiful Production shots of Threads by Sylvia Dow ahead of our opening night on Saturday at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles.

Mrs Jane Gaugain and her knitting revolution

From the quiet restraint of the Regency buildings that line Edinburgh’s George Street, you would never guess that a century and a half ago, this was the scene of a knitting revolution. Here the ladies of the city gathered to exchange “receipts,” compare their successes with the latest stitch patterns,

Threads yarn bombing at The Barony

The results of The Barony Players fruitful yarn bombing afternoon making knitted bunting all ready for our #threads visit on Monday 2nd November.

Sophabulous Step Dancing

Threads choreographer Sophie Stephenson gives us a flavour of the step dancing she’s been teaching the cast.

Sylvia Dow on BBC Radio Scotland

Listen to Threads writer Sylvia Dow speaking to Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland, about Threads and creative ageing as part of the Luminate Festival.

Sophie Stephenson

How would you describe your current work and what do you like best about it?
Currently, I am working with Stellar Quines as choreographer on the production of THREADS – a play by Sylvia Dow which combines songs, steps and stories to weave together a multi-stranded history of knitting in the

Sylvia Dow

How would you describe your current job and what do you like best about it?
As a playwright I’ve found that writing, although it can be frustrating, and the stuff of sleepless nights, is also marvelously liberating and satisfying. Especially writing for theatre.
What do you consider your best work and why?

Rehearsal Room 22

Stellar Quines has been awarded a Heritage Lottery All Our Stories grant to run Knit Two Together, a project championing the female stories behind the Border’s knitting and textiles industries.  As part of this project playwright Sylvia Dow has created Threads, a new play inspired by research, oral history and local knitting circles. Tonight Stellar Quines presents Threads as