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May 30, 2012 By Andy Ross

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New textile opportunities

The textile museum in Shetland is a fantastic resource and an amazing place to visit. We are very lucky to have a dedicated team of folk who run the museum simply because of their love for textiles and the islands. So, how about this for an exciting idea! Creativity with Yarns - an open exhibition. I have attached the press release below, and would love to see some weave in there...

If you are a business, the Trustees are looking for sponsors. Get in touch on their website -Â www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com

All makers and artists are encouraged to submit new work which has not been shown before, in any media, any size, provided it fits the space at the Bod of Gremista or can endure the weather in the garden. The makers may include members of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, as well as total beginners of any age and level of artistic and textile competence.

The Exhibition will take place from 7th to 16th of October to include the Shetland Wool Week (8th-14th October) and there will be prizes in the following diverse categories:

  1. THE MOST POPULAR EXHIBIT
  2. THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED LACE
  3. THE BEST FAIR ISLE GARMENT
  4. THE MOST ORIGINAL FASHIONABLE GARMENT
  5. THE FITTEST TRIBUTE TO PAST AND PRESENT TEXTILE WORKERS
  6. THE BEST NATIVE SHETLAND ORGANIC WOOL EXHIBIT
  7. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART ABOUT YARNS
  8. THE WITTIEST PIECE
  9. THE FUTURE SHETLAND TEXTILE MUSEUM EXHIBIT
  10. THE TECHNICALLY SUPERIOR PIECE
The Trustees and Invited Judges reserve the right to adjust the categories on Judgement Day and will be happy to enter into correspondence about their choice of winners. Publicity for the Exhibition may include details of prize-winning entries in the press and on the STM website.

All entries are to be submitted by Monday 1st October and may be eligible for sale during the Exhibition and afterwards in the Gift Shop.

Entry forms will be available at the Shetland Textile Museum at the Bod of Gremista or as pdf on line at:Â www.shetlandtextilemuseum.com

The Organisers are currently seeking businesses‘ support to fund the prizes, suggested minimum prize: £100.

The Shetland Textile Museum Volunteers and Trustees are delighted to open the doors and garden to participants of this inaugural SHETLAND TEXTILE OPEN Exhibition and wish all entrants much satisfaction in making and every success in showing their works.