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Workshops for the winterRead MoreApril 4, 2010

Community workshops We are looking for people who would like to run workshops, either at the Centre or in the North Isles. If you are interested, or know anyone who may be, please download the document above and send it onto us. It is in pdf format....

A new trialRead MoreApril 4, 2010

We are trialling our new email to blog service! Things on the blog as they happen!...

Cullivoe School weavingRead MoreMarch 21, 2010

In 2009, the Cullivoe School trialled a weave project, from concept to finished woven article. The initial stage was showing the children how to use digital cameras, and how to take a good picture. These pictures then formed the basis for design using yarn wraps, and, after a brief introduction t...

Basketmaking workshopRead MoreMarch 21, 2010

This weekend, I paid a visit to a basketmaking workshop in Sellafirth at the local hall. It was organised and run by Lois Walpole and Jeanette Nowak, and fourteen people came together to learn how to use traditional techniques to make articles out of recycled rope, string, dried plants, wool, textil...

A basket-making workshopRead MoreMarch 21, 2010

I have just been to Sellafirth where there is a basket-making workshop going on, organised by Lois Walpole and Jeanette Nowak. It is fantastic to see fourteen people working to make basket structures out of recycled rope, plastic bags, and dried reeds and plants. I have taken some pics and w...

Places to stay and things to doRead MoreMarch 9, 2010

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We have a new area on the website for visitors, showing you where you can stay in the islands, and things of interest. To get to the page, use the Visitors link above. We encourage enquiries about staying; please get in touch. Shetland is famed for its community spirit and creative approach to isla...

Lauren Crawford - weave visitor 2008Read MoreMarch 3, 2010

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Using luxury silks and woollen fibres, I design and produce 100% hand made fabrics to create unique appearances, textures and combinations of natural fibres. My unique fashion accessories are suitable for all occasions and include scarves, skinny scarves, collars, cuffs and wedding garters. My pr...

Stroud International TextilesRead MoreMarch 3, 2010

We are very pleased to announce that we have been asked to take part in the Stroud International Textiles Festival this year. The Festival is in May, from the 1st and is well-known for its innovative programming and exciting talks and events. Andy will be talking about the work at the Centre that i...

Profiles - Shetland textilesRead MoreMarch 2, 2010

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Aamos Designs www.aamos-online.com info@aamos-online.com Aamos Designs are a unique and talented textile design company, who specialise in contemporary woven textiles. Aamos was started in 2006 by Emma Blain and Claire Henry after they graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. Aamos are based in S...

Louise Sherry - a winter visitor 2010Read MoreFebruary 23, 2010

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The first week of March 2010 brought Louise Mills up to the islands to spend time at the Centre, and to meet makers and craftspeople. Louise was very keen to find out what life in the islands is like, and, as a weaver, is especially interested in meeting textile folk. Louise has now returned to Glas...