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Embroidery with a twistRead MoreNovember 26, 2014

Regular readers of the blog may remember our post about Monsieur Sardon's stamps - you know, the entry with the warning about his particular sense of humour?

How to REALLY danceRead MoreNovember 26, 2014

Have you seen this amazing dance routine from South Africa. These guys must have practised for ages!

Cabaret SongsRead MoreNovember 26, 2014

This weekend there was a concert in St Magnus Church in Lerwick. And what a very lovely evening it was.

The role of creativityRead MoreNovember 22, 2014

The role of craft has been much under discussion this week. From a conference online to 3d printed sculptures, the idea of what is craft has made us think and consider.

Shetland Craft FairRead MoreNovember 20, 2014

Last weekend was the annual Shetland Craft Fair and we shared a stand with Shona. What fun it was...

The intricate world of Annemieke MeinRead MoreNovember 19, 2014


Annemieke Mein is a Dutch artist who created a unique way of celebrating the natural world through textiles.

Weaving a zooRead MoreNovember 19, 2014

Do you like animals? We do! Here is a book all about creating your own cloth for making your very own zoo.

Craft Council manifestoRead MoreNovember 15, 2014

The Craft Council has launched a new manifesto this week about craft and education.

3 Dimensional embroideryRead MoreNovember 13, 2014


Ana Teresa Barbosa is a Peruvian artist living in Lima who creates beautiful embroideries which seem to be alive.

The art of a hammockRead MoreNovember 12, 2014


When I think of hammocks, (not that I often do, I will admit), images of the sea, ships and palm trees come to mind. But this link from a friend has changed that completely.