Residencies and Stays
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has funded three years of Weaver in Residence posts at the weave studio in Yell, summer 2011, 2012 and the final one, this year, 2013.
The posts are available to weavers, graduates or experienced, and provide an opportunity to spend time developing work as well as working to an industrial design brief for ASF Shetland, the trading name for GlobalYell Textiles.
Previous year’s weavers have created blankets, scarves and samples; each year the product brief changes. The posts run in the summer and are for four months, two of which are for the maker to use for their own projects.
Stay and Make
Our year-round programme is open to anyone who wants to spend time weaving and can exchange services for access to equipment and facilities at the studio in Yell. Previous Stay and Make weavers have created products for ASF Shetland or taught in local schools in return for use of a loom and the reference library. Yarns can be bought from ASF Shetland or makers can bring/ buy their own, and some tuition and an induction is included on this programme.
The Stay and Make programme provides an ideal opportunity for graduates and makers wanting to experiment or try out new techniques, to spend time in peace and tranquillity with friendly people and good equipment.
For more information, please contact us. We will be pleased to help and send information.