Mother and daughter Penny and Mhari have decided to bring their shared love of textiles together with different skills and industry experience to offer a curated selection to clients, collections and exhibitions.
McMullan Textiles stems from Penny’s vast archive of thousands of fabrics and fashion ranging from 1800s to 1980s. As well as an extensive range of garments and printed textiles, the collection includes furnishing fabrics, finished pieces, tapestries, trimmings and decorative fragments.
Currently in the process of cataloguing the collection, which has been cultivated over a lifetime, they are making connections between themes and eras and rediscovering beautiful pieces from the past.
McMullan Textiles will offer a bespoke sourcing service in addition to the antique and vintage clothing and textile swatches available for loan or purchase.
Mhari McMullan is a textile designer, curator and consultant. She works across exhibitions, retail and education in craft and design. Mhari graduated from Central St Martins in 2003 and relocated to Glasgow in 2007. She opened Welcome Home in 2009, is co-curator of Early Learning and is also a founding director of Collect Scotland. All her work stems from a preoccupation with pattern.
Penny McMullan has been building her collection of fabric and textiles over the past 40 years. Her interest stemmed from learning to knit, crochet and embroider with her grandmother as a child. She developed her collection while travelling around Europe in the early 1980s. She started selling vintage clothing at Portobello Market in the late 1990s which only enhanced her passion for textile design. She now lives in Scotland where she is in the process of archiving her collection with her daughter Mhari.