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The Paisley Weavers

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THE PAISLEY WEAVERS (S3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 6
2s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s cross down RH and cast down behind 3s, cross up RH and cast up round 2s
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain, 1M and 2M face out
17-24 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L (Men polite turns), 1s+3s dance ½ R&L

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Paisley is a large town situated in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. Located north of the Gleniffer Braes, the town borders the city of Glasgow to the east, and straddles the banks of the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde.

Paisley serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire council area, and is the largest town in the historic county of the same name. It is often cited as "Scotland's largest town" and is the fifth largest settlement in the country, although it does not have city status.

The town became prominent in the 12th century, with the establishment of Paisley Abbey, an important religious hub which formerly had control over other local churches.

By the 19th century, Paisley was a centre of the weaving industry, giving its name to the Paisley shawl and the Paisley pattern.

The town's associations with political radicalism were highlighted by its involvement in the Radical War of 1820, with striking weavers being instrumental in the protests.

By 1993, all of Paisley's mills had closed, although they are memorialised in the town's museums and civic history.

Paisley, woven in silk
Paisley Patterns, Woven In Persian Silk Brocade

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