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Prickly Thistle founder for British Textile Week


WATCH: Clare Campbell on creating a new future for Scottish tartan

Clare Campbell is the founder of Prickly Thistle, the only tartan weaving mill in the Highland region of Scotland.

The company, which raised support through a series of crowdfunding campaigns, has adapted heritage techniques for a new era and grown to a team of 10 ‘rebels’.

In this interview for British Textile Week, Clare explains why she choose to use 20th century Dobbcross shuttle looms and how the company is safeguarding Scottish skills for the future, helping to protect an industry for the next generation.

Prickly Thistle

Prickly Thistle

Prickly Thistle

UKFT’s British Textile Week is a digital showcase of the craftsmanship, imagination and innovation of the UK textile industry.