A Family of Threads:  The Legacy of Christian Shaw

Welcome to ‘A Family of Threads’ a project by Paisley Thread Mill Museum to research the origins and development of the Paisley and Renfrewshire Thread Industry from 1722 to the rise of the  United Thread Mills of J & P Coats and Clark & Co., Paisley’s world dominant cotton thread manufacturers.

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund: Stories Stones and Bones Fund as part of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, Renfrewshire Council: Culture, Heritage & Events Fund and some crowdfunders.