MYB Textiles Launch NEW Galloway Collection

Where Modern Meets Traditional

MYB introduce their newest collection ‐ inspired by modernist design and culture, defined by expert technique.

A stunning range of geometric and linear designs, this collection embodies the modern minimalism of contemporary high design.
In addition to their usual lace offering, this stunning collection also contains heavier sheers. In an innovative move, wool and linen sheers were introduced to their infamous looms creating a rare and original addition to this artisanal collection.

In true MYB style, high design meets signature lace production techniques, transforming the very perception of lace itself.

The full collection can be viewed on the MYB website here.

We were thrilled to welcome Prince Charles to our mill on Friday 25th of July. 

The Duke of Rothesay showed great enthusiasm for the techniques, craftsmanship, and skill inherent in our products and took time to tour the mill, speaking to all members of staff on his way.

A fantastic way to spend a Friday afternoon - from the pictures it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves!

Many thanks to everyone involved in the organisation of his visit and to all of our staff who helped with the preparations.

Celebrating British Manufacturing with HOBBS

We have recently completed an exclusive Lace fabric for luxury retailer Hobbs. The new Tijou Lace has been used in the creation of several garments in their recently launched Collection 2, a collaboration between Hobbs and Historic Royal Palaces. The references of which can be seen throughout the collection, with stunning details inspired by Royal Ceremonial Dress and architectural detail from each of the palaces.

Conjured in exclusively designed fabrics from age-old British manufacturers, but boasting all the runway references of a truly contemporary collection, these charming pieces reflect the heritage of these two prestigious brands. - HOBBS

As you can see from the image above this is a truly modern collection using beautiful details from the past which is how we like to think of our business, and so the project was a perfect fit for us here at MYB.

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Croatian designer creates giant light show by illuminating shipyard cranes

Over the past few months, MYB Textiles have been working on a unique loom refurbishment project with Scottish engineering company JetCut. MYB needed to create replacement combs for the refurbishment of a 100 year old, 9 metre wide lace loom currently out of production at our mill in Newmilns, Ayrshire.

JetCut are known for their innovation and precision using a fine abrasive water jet:

The beauty of abrasive waterjet: perfect curves, complex joints, seamless combinations of materials. Waterjet cutting helps unlock the design potential of many materials.

The team from JetCut visited the mill and worked with our inhouse engineers to understand exactly what was required: they were asked to produce 4500 individual parts cut from 1.5mm rolled brass with a tolerance of just 0.1%! Not an easy task! The reason for such a small tolerance is that the combs determine the gauge of the lace being woven and so the space between them allows for the number of threads per inch, up to our most intricate lace at 14 vertical threads per inch.

Jetcut chose to have stock brass rolled to the required thickness as a bespoke production run and carried out periodic quality inspections of the critical dimensions in order to have all the pieces within tolerance levels. An intensive process that created fantastic end results.

Above shows the individual parts, both original and new received from JetCut. These were then welded to create the final combs by our inhouse engineering team - their detailed knowledge of the loom and its workings is crucial to such a project. The combs are now installed and the loom almost ready to begin production after years out of service. 

An amazing process to watch from start to finish! We will show more when the full project is complete and the loom is weaving.

Great short film commissioned by Textiles Scotland on what draws the worlds top buyers and designers to Scotland for their fabrics. We have a cameo thanks to Margo Graham, our Design Director talking about the history of MYB and Scottish Lace.

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Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors
We stumbled across this project, called Turbulence, over on Prosthetic Knowledge: it’s a series of paintings, done charmingly in watercolor, by a robot. The robotic arm quickly traces three-sided polygons, over and over, creating an oddly beautiful sort of geometric figure almost like a honeycomb.
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We love this short animation of machinery painting in watercolours! Looks like a lace design too!

fastcompany:

Watch This Robot Paint Delicate Watercolors

We stumbled across this project, called Turbulence, over on Prosthetic Knowledge: it’s a series of paintings, done charmingly in watercolor, by a robot. The robotic arm quickly traces three-sided polygons, over and over, creating an oddly beautiful sort of geometric figure almost like a honeycomb.

More> Co.Design

We love this short animation of machinery painting in watercolours! Looks like a lace design too!

Our Scottish Madras fabrics have appeared on screen recently in the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief.

The film was reviewed by Dennis Harvey of Variety in October 2013: Markus Zusak’s international bestseller “The Book Thief” has been brought to the screen with quiet effectiveness and scrupulous taste by director Brian Percival and writer Michael Petroni. This tale of Nazi Germany seen from a child’s perspective translates into solidly engaging drama …

Scrupulous taste indeed! The image above shows our beautiful Candle Rose madras fabric used as a drape with a delicate vintage lace trim. The image in the middle shows our Lace fabric Sharon being used as a Cafe Net in the kitchen.

Soucie Horner welcomes Scottish Textiles to Chicago

On MYB’s recent tour of the US, we stopped off in Chicago - our first visit to this fantastic city, we were instantly hooked! While there, we held a small gathering for designers and architects, hosted by Chicago based interior design company Soucie Horner. Scottish Textiles had invited Shea Soucie to Scotland the previous year and having enjoyed the experience so much, Shea and Martin became great advocates for Scottish textiles, spreading the word in Chicago on our behalf! Kindly they offered to host the evening in Martins home - a stunning backdrop to a great night (below).

On our return to Scotland, Martin & Shea kindly shared their thoughts on the evenings event:   

On a recent wintry eve, we had the honor of hosting an intimate dinner party to introduce MYB Textiles to some of Chicago’s most elite interior design community members. Our guests gathered around a candle lit dining table as snowflakes fell, Scottish whisky was poured, and the heritage of MYB Textiles was shared. The legacy, the lore, and the loveliness of your lace was explained, appreciated, and awed over. We were delighted to see our guests as captivated by your exquisite laces as we are – which underscored for all of us that Scotland deserves every bit of recognition it’s beginning to receive for its luxury fabrics. Our message to our guests? “Luxury Scottish textiles are among the best kept secrets of the design world – but only for the moment.” It was our pleasure and privilege to share that secret – especially since we’re quite certain it won’t remain a secret for long!

Shea Soucie and Martin Horner

Soucie Horner, Ltd.

A warm thanks to Shea and Martin for being excellent hosts, and to Venece and Mara for their help in organising all the details.

As some of you may have noticed from our twitter feed at the end of last year, we were travelling throughout the states for around 5 weeks between November and December.

We stopped off in New York, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles and were shown great hospitality in each city by everyone we met. Thank you to all we met along the way! We have some fantastic new projects in the pipeline and have made some very good friends along the way. 

Having now had a month to recover, I thought it would be good to put together some images of our time away.

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Our Songbird fabric made an appearance in this weeks episode of Mr Selfridge on ITV!

Recently we have worked with Masters student Liz Ramsay to create Scottish Madras fabrics which complemented Liz’s collection of knitted, printed and woven samples. The results of her Masters year was exhibited at the New Design Britain stand at Interiors UK, Birmingham earlier this month. Here you can see some of the designs from development to completion.

The collection is called Cool Heat:

'A lively and versatile collection of woven textiles, exploring the baked earth and cool water of the Mediterranean in bold colours and fluid hand-worked graphics . The designs come directly from the heritage of Southern Italy - its buildings, ancient artefacts and ceramics.' - Liz Ramsay

MYB lace and madras fabrics appearing in the new Disney movie Saving Mr Banks! Very exciting! Check out the trailer for the movie here.

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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith @PaulSmithDesign is one of our favourite exhibitions of 2013. See it at the @DesignMuseum in London until March 9 2014.
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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith @PaulSmithDesign is one of our favourite exhibitions of 2013. See it at the @DesignMuseum in London until March 9 2014.

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How exciting! Paul Smith exhibition in London! Sign us up.

We will be participating in this conference in New York as part of a panel discussion on Saturday the 7th of December. 
MYB would like to invite you all to attend if you are in New York on those dates! It looks like a great line up of speakers in general. We are looking forward to hearing Michael Schmidt with Francis Bitoni, who produced the first 3D printed garment, shown above on Dita Von Teese.

We will be participating in this conference in New York as part of a panel discussion on Saturday the 7th of December.

MYB would like to invite you all to attend if you are in New York on those dates! It looks like a great line up of speakers in general. We are looking forward to hearing Michael Schmidt with Francis Bitoni, who produced the first 3D printed garment, shown above on Dita Von Teese.