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Weave in nurseryRead MoreApril 6, 2011

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The Robertson Trust has donated some money towards our weaving in nursery departments in Shetland project. This project is the beginning of our education scheme, taking weave into schools and teaching children and young people about the discipline. We think that, if we start teaching children from ...

Our first workshop for young peopleRead MoreApril 4, 2011

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We have just had our first workshop to teach sewing machine skills to young people. Freya is on holiday and came in to make a cushion with Jan using one of the machines at the Centre. The cushion looks great and we are now planning our next set of workshops for young people in the summer....

What's On this monthRead MoreApril 3, 2011

At the beginning of the Spring term, what is going on in the month of April. Stitchin' Kitchen -soft toys class starts on the 13th. Sign up at Adult Learning and come to learn how to make toys from scratch. Lucinda Geogehan, Singing Instructor with National Youth Choir of Scotland, is running a si...

IslandSongs 2011Read MoreApril 1, 2011

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IslandSongs is now open for registration. Thirty places available for anyone aged nine and up to create a performance in a weekend with Lin Marsh, and this year, choreographer Wendy Cook. Places are charged at thirty five pounds for the event for adults and twenty two for under 18's. Families of fou...

Sarah DearloveRead MoreApril 1, 2011

Sarah is coming back this weekend to Shetland to continue her research in weave for her PhD. If you would like to meet Sarah in the next couple of weeks, please send us a message and we will be happy to arrange it. The PhD award is through Heriot-Watt University and ASF Shetland, and is funded by th...

Designer Fashion Read MoreMarch 28, 2011

HI-Arts Craft Development have been asked by HIE Creative Industries to provide support to the Designer Fashion sector through a full programme of events coming up including Trends and other workshops at goNorth (9th/10th June 2011) a Summer event on the 3rd June 2011. For more information, see ...

IslandSongs 2011Read MoreMarch 28, 2011

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IslandSongs this year will bring Lin Marsh and Wendy Cook up to Unst for two days. June 25th and 26th sees a performance in a weekend with thirty folk learning and putting together a show in one of the halls in the North Isles. This event is suitable for ages 9 and up, and bookings are now open for ...

Helena Hernmarck - A lovely YouTube movieRead MoreMarch 27, 2011

On one of the forums that we are members of, WeaveTech, a new member has posted a link to Alice Lund Textiliers on YouTube. A really lovely movie showing the work that goes into tapestry weave. The discussion was around Helena Hernmarck who I did not know until now, and I am really pleased and happy...

Stacey Harvey-Brown and Kathy Schicker in OctoberRead MoreMarch 25, 2011

Pre-booking is now open for the residential event in October. Weavers who are looking for something unique and different to try will have a great experience over five days with Stacey Harvey-Brown and Kathy Schicker. But places are limited to six so please let us know as soon as you can if you want ...

Fund-raisingRead MoreMarch 22, 2011

We are always looking to find a little bit extra to help us create our programmes, to do some more educational work, or to help us do better with those projects that we already run. So we have started a new fundraising page. This page will let you know how you can help us raise money through differ...