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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...

An evening of classical voice and pianoRead MoreJuly 15, 2010

We are performing at UnstFest this year, singing Schumann's Dichterliebe and some other surprises! Date: Wed 21st July 2010 Venue: Methodist Chapel, Haroldswick Time: 7.30pm Price: Donations Haroldswick Methodist Chapel Welcome....

Knockando WoolmillRead MoreJuly 15, 2010

A friend has sent me the Knockando Woolmill Trust's newsletter, which I will put on the website for you to read, once I have permission. For more information on this interesting restoration project, goto http://www.knockandowoolmill.org.uk/...

Inspiration Walk and Printing on TextilesRead MoreJuly 8, 2010

For a really good reason, I am going to postpone the walk and printing on textiles event until September. Unexpectedly, I have a very important visitor coming and I won't be able to give my full attention to the class. So, we are going to hold the session in September when we will be using colour in...

Singing in the Wind Dog CafeRead MoreJuly 8, 2010

We have been in touch with a friend who is in Shetland for a holiday next week and really loves singing. So we are hosting a sing-song in the cafe at Gutcher on 15th July at 6pm until around 8pm to meet up and have a fun evening of learning new songs. Please come along if you are free, (let me know ...

Sew! It's the (end of) summer...Read MoreJuly 8, 2010

We are also postponing the sewing class until the first week of September so that more people will be free to come along. We will be making a tote bag and a napkin roll for cutlery. Perfect for indoor or outdoor eating! The new date is Sunday September 11th. Bring along your sewing machine and packe...