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Residencies and Stays

Paul Hamlyn Foundation - programme ended 2013.

List of recipients: Louise Mills - 2011, Edina Szeles and Fiona Daly - 2012, Kirsty Jean Leadbetter - 2013.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation  funded three years of Weaver in Residence posts at the weave studio in Yell, summer 2011, 2012 and the final one in 2013. 

The posts were available to weavers, graduates or experienced, and provided 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. 

The weavers created blankets, scarves and samples; each year the product brief changed. The posts ran in the summer and were for four months, two of which were for the maker to use for their own projects.

The programme is now ended and the product designs that were created will be on sale in the future.

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.