Creativity & Entrepreneurship: A Passion Intertwined

Led by knitwear designer Maija Nygren the workshop will focus on yarn design, Bernat Klein’s colour work in his textile design, and Margaret Klein’s knitwear, the textures, knit structures, colour use and garment finishing, investigating key textile creating methods that were used in Bernat and Margaret Klein’s business and what made these methods ground-breaking at the time.


During the workshop we will hear how Bernat Klein’s life experience informed his internationally renowned textile design business and what ignited the passion for creativity that led to the legacy we know of today. What could we learn from an entrepreneurial and creative perspective, that could inspire our businesses to push boundaries and innovate in 2022.

Talks will be given by Professor Lynn Abrams, Chair of Modern History and Dr Rosyln Chapman, Research Associate University of Glasgow who are currently part of the research project ‘Fleece to Fashion: Economies and Cultures of Knitting in Modern Scotland’.

The workshop will involve a creative hands-on exploration using a variety of paper- and fibre-based materials, with techniques such as paper folding and yarn wraps to investigate ways to use colour in the participants’ respective creative practices.

1 day workshop on 8th or 9th March. 10 places on each day.

10am – 5pm at National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh EH1 1JF.

These workshops are free and include lunch and all materials.

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