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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.

A happy misfortuneRead MoreNovember 12, 2014

You possibly (probably) know that we have a group of young performers who sing and dance and act - Singing Saturdays. This is a tale about what happened last week during our planned trip to Orkney.

Some useful adviceRead MoreNovember 11, 2014

You know those don't-want-to-get-out-of-bed days when things just seem too overwhelming to face? Or those days when you wonder why you do what you do?

Thank youRead MoreNovember 10, 2014

Last week we posted an entry about supporting the blog writing that we do and here is what we found out.

Music for St CeciliaRead MoreNovember 10, 2014


We are very lucky to live in a place where there are lots of talented musicians and composers. So, it being St Cecilia's Day on the 22nd November and the saint being patroness of musicians, how better to celebrate than with a concert about love!