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Learning to weaveRead MoreJune 28, 2010

This weekend, after spending a good day making a small pattern on a cotton warp, I decided to learn how to weave properly. I have had a very basic set of lessons from Melanie Venes, who taught us at the Handweavers studio in London. Melanie is excellent if you are looking for a teacher and the new H...

The longest day....Read MoreJune 25, 2010

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The longest day of the year has been and gone. Hope you had a good one and sat up, as I did, watching the sunset and enjoying the everlasting light. We had a full house at the Centre with Jan Hardin in to work on the next set of workshops and community events, her husband Tim was warping up, and Ma...

Hamefarin' concert June 20th 2010Read MoreJune 21, 2010

Well, what a lovely night. We have just finished the concert for choirs at the Hamefarin' Club, and it was a real success. A variety of songs, and styles, upbeat, downbeat, around and about beat, you name it, we got it! I think, for me, the highlight was the singing of the Singing Saturdays group, a...

IslandSongsRead MoreJune 19, 2010

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Check out our new logo for IslandSongs! Singing, acting and performance July 3rd and 4th, Unst. To book, send us an email or use the form on the contact us page....

Space to think and be creative....Read MoreJune 19, 2010

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We are very proud of our studio at ASF Shetland and want to share it with you! We have some great equipment up here in Yell in the studio. There are three 36 inch AVL dobby looms, and a smaller studio loom, all twenty four shaft. The loom have iMacs attached running Weavemaker software, which is ve...

Hamefarin' concertRead MoreJune 17, 2010

Remember the concert this Sunday! Choral music in a lighter vein with Shetland songs, show songs, and some surprises! The choirs appearing are Singing Saturdays young people, Sandyburn Singers, Bluemull Sound, Sing Shetland, and our very own SWRI choir. Room 16 Islesburgh, Sunday 20th June at 7:30pm...

Quarterly updateRead MoreJune 17, 2010

Our newsletter is available for you to read. Have a look at Quarterly Update Summer 2010....

The Fair IsleRead MoreJune 15, 2010

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And speaking of tours, I spent a wonderful weekend in Fair Isle. The flight is easy; a small eight seater Islander 'plane allows you to see everything in detail, and I was met by Kathy Coull with whom I stayed. Kathy runs a B&B (actually, B&B&Lunch&Dinner) and is a textile expert. Sh...

Textile holidaysRead MoreJune 15, 2010

We have a new friend, Textile holiday tours! Lorraine and I met at Stroud, and I have just been on the company's website to look at what is available. Some wonderfully inspirational travel for anyone bitten by the bug... We hope to welcome Lorraine up to Shetland sometime to see what an amazing plac...

Clear as crystal!Read MoreJune 10, 2010

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We have just completed the first of our Creative Community workshops; Swarovski Crystal Bracelet. A full complement of twelve people and Adeline who took the class, plus Jan and myself enjoyed the session very much. There are some pics on Flickr from the workshop. I am sure you will agree that the c...