Flax Mill fashion show

The 200-year-old Flax Mill in Derrylane, outside Dungiven, will be buzzing with brand-new creations in Irish Linen and other natural fibres tomorrow when it hosts its popular fashion show.

From 1pm, four models will hit the catwalk to showcase trend-setting new garments.

Marion Baur, owner of and chief-weaver at county Derry’s only linen- weaving-mill, is excited about this year’s gathering.

“After last year’s outstanding event, we’ve put even more energy and effort into producing exclusive pieces of clothing. With Kenneth Mc Clure, up- and coming textile designer from Downpatrick, we have brought a first –class addition in the design end on board. Kenneth, who specialises in ladies garments, will be designing and making several dresses which are certain to turn heads – here at the first showing and wherever they’ll be sold afterwards,” she said.

Marion Baur wouldn’t give away too many details about her new designs: “As always, all fabric has been woven here and the knitted pieces – all my own designs – have been locally made by the best knitters in this part of the world, Linda and Ian Gillespie and, as always, we are very proud to have used no raw-materials which had child - or sweat-shop-labour involved in their making.The unique tradition and good taste of people here requires the best only – I think we can deliver that.”

Flax Mill can be contacted by phone: 028 77742655 or email: flaxmill@gmx.net