Linen Characters

Amidst the political chaos, a photographic exhibition has been launched in the Great Hall at Stormont.

German photographer Burchard Riegels celebrates ‘Linen Characters’ of today, featuring those who are still making a valuable contribution to keeping the Irish linen industry alive.

Amongst those acknowledged in the exhibition, is local, Belfast Based Designer Chris Tyndall. Belfast was once the largest producer of linen world-wide and it was the history of the industry, together with his love for fabric and natural artisitic flair that inspired Chris to design and produce his own line of mens accessories using linen from one of the last existing working mills left in Ireland.


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