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IslandSongs - the movie!Read MoreAugust 3, 2010

The Quicktime movie of IslandSongs is ready. Have a look at it and let us know what you think! Link...

Is it weave? Is it crochet? No, it is sprang!Read MoreAugust 2, 2010

This just arrived in our email in-box and we thought we should pass it on. Anyone know about this technique?  Sprang Sweater - crafted by Carol James http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hupUPCP2SjQ/TFWIN28byII/AAAAAAAAA4A/RSmFR93csFg/s720/sprangsweater.jpg The above sweater is not knitted, it is not croche...

Seventies? FAB!Read MoreAugust 1, 2010

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Look no further if you are a fan of the seventies. We are holding a "Back to School" celebration on Weds 18th August at 6:30 to ten pm in the Uyeasound Hall for all you closet glamsters. See the poster for more details and get those thigh high boots out!...

Mareel jobsRead MoreAugust 1, 2010

Please see link below and advertisement attached (pdf) for three new employment opportunities with Shetland Arts as we prepare for the opening of Mareel - Shetland’s forthcoming music, cinema and education venue http://www.shetlandarts.org/opportunities/ Job Profiles Head of Programming â€...

Papers and pockets!Read MoreJuly 29, 2010

We are really happy to have Amy Fisher delivering the first workshop for the Textiles Mini-tour this August. Amy will be providing us with a variety of... papers and pockets in which to put the many, many inspiring things that we will see and find on the tour. Amy is then going to take us on a journ...

Weaving and MusicRead MoreJuly 24, 2010

I am going down to speak at the Warp and Weft conference in September this year on the link between weave and music. The conference looks very interesting with exhibitions, speakers, and shows. Laura Thomas has sent a detailed email to the weave forum which I am including below. Let me know if you h...

Fair Isle weavingRead MoreJuly 24, 2010

Here is a puzzle for someone to think about! One of the weave forum members has asked if there are any interesting ideas for creating and using Fair Isle patterning on a loom. I know that people have been doing this and I would be really interested to see the results. Anyone have ideas or, better st...

UnstFest revisitedRead MoreJuly 23, 2010

A day on Unst, singing and performing with young people at Baltasound Hall (Thanks Lesley for inviting me) and then a trip North to see the new studio at the Shorestation for Muckle Flugga. Beautiful day full of beautiful things! If you can visit, spend some time at the studio. Tony Humbleyard will ...

Bags, bags, bags!Read MoreJuly 21, 2010

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We have our first new made-in-house product! In a beautiful summery blue, we are very proud to present these Inspired by Shetland shoulder bags! The bags are sewn out of woven Shetland wool, and fastened with a big gold crinkle button. They are great for casual days out, or for relaxed evenings. Ha...

A little bit of Broadway in YellRead MoreJuly 16, 2010

Last night, a group of friends met in the Wind Dog Cafe in Gutcher, Yell to sing together with Sarah and Norman who are on holiday in Shetland. Sarah is member of a singing group in England and wanted to meet some other people, hence the get-together! We had a lot of fun, learnt a couple of new song...