A play about women, work, and knitting. Threads weaves the stories, historical, verbatim, and imagined into a multi-stranded piece of theatre using music, song and dance. From 19th Century millworkers to modern day knitting clubs, writer Sylvia Dow brings to life the history of knitting in the borders and the threads of life, fate and destiny which bind us all.


The play is the outcome of a longer project Knit Two Together, hosted at Heart of Hawick (2012) and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), in which Stellar Quines and Sylvia Dow engaged the local community and their stories in the development of the play.


Sylvia Dow’s first full length play A Beginning, a Middle, and an End toured Scotland and the North of England in 2012 and was initially presented during a Stellar Quines Rehearsal Room. Sylvia was one of the Traverse Fifty writers and has had work presented at the Traverse and Oran Mor.

Cast: Annie Grace, Molly Innes, Pauline Knowles, Paksie Vernon and Joanna Tope

Writer: Sylvia Dow

Director: Muriel Romanes

Lighting Design: Jeanine Byrne

Musical Director: Robert Pettigrew

Choreography: Sophie Stephenson

Threads is part of Luminate:  Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival and Borders Live Touring

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

31 October at 7.30pm

£12 / £10 / £5 schoolchildren

01721 725777



Barony Theatre, Bo’ness

2 November at 7.30pm

£10 / £8 concession

07811 156234


Yarrow Village Hall

3 November at 7.30pm

£7 / £4 (U16)

07774 683064


MacArts, Galashiels

5 November at 7.30pm

£12/ £10 Concession


01896 756852


Heart of Hawick

6 November at 7.30pm


01450 360680



Smailholm Village Hall

7 November at 7.30pm

£7/ £4 U16 – teas, coffees and home made biscuits available after show

Tickets: Kinsman-Blake Gallery

01573 460666


Stellar Quines is a Registered Company No. 157796. Registered Charity No. SC023628. 30b Grindlay St, Edinburgh