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Singing SaturdaysRead MoreFebruary 1, 2011

A reminder that Singing Saturdays begins again this weekend (5th February) in Islesburgh. We will be doing the songs that we worked on before Christmas and adding an extra song for the concert in March....

Textile Forum South WestRead MoreJanuary 30, 2011

The Textile Forum South West is holding a whole day exploration about textiles, "looking, listening and participating in mapping the future together." It sounds like a whole lot of fun and if I was not going away before that, I would definitely be in for signing up. To register, please download the ...

Workshop in LerwickRead MoreJanuary 27, 2011

There is a workshop coming to Lerwick through HIE, looking at trends, design and colour in textiles. It looks very interesting and is a good opportunity to learn and have a one to one with industry professionals. If anyone is interested, please download the application document. Trend & Design W...

Textiles study event in OctoberRead MoreJanuary 26, 2011

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We are very excited to be planning a week long study event in October this year, centred around textiles but with the added attraction of storytelling in the evenings, walks, and craft demonstrations by our local makers. The event will be in beautiful Belmont House, a fully restored Georgian buildin...

ebay for charityRead MoreJanuary 23, 2011

We have setup GlobalYell as a charity on ebay to raise money for our activities. Currently, we are listing CDs on ebay, and you can support us by buying these CDs or by donating CDs for us to list. Our ebay page is http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=43690. By clicking on this, you...

A change to the websiteRead MoreJanuary 17, 2011

We have been having problems with the website for anyone that uses Windows Vista system. We have tried to sort out the problem but without success so subscribers will now receive all the blog news each week in full as a text document. You can still go onto the website (creativeindustriesshetland.org...

IslandSongsRead MoreJanuary 13, 2011

We have a Big Give page now for donations to IslandSongs. If you would like to see the page, go to the site by clicking here. Donations are sent to GlobalYell and include Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer. Thanks everyone!...

CPD for craftspeople in WalesRead MoreJanuary 13, 2011

Here are  the latest details of forthcoming Continuing Professional Development seminars, workshops and talks that Laura Thomas has coordinated for The Makers Guild in Wales. The sessions are being held at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, and are designed for those working in the craft / applied art ...

Singing SaturdaysRead MoreJanuary 12, 2011

We have a new date for the concert, March 19th in Islesburgh from 6:30 (doors open). Rehearsals will be in Islesburgh Drama Room on the following dates. February 5th, 12th (music only), 19th (music only), and 26th at the usual times. Younger group from 10am until 11:15. Older group from 11:30 until ...

Warp and weft exhibitionRead MoreJanuary 10, 2011

A message from Laura Thomas about the show which has just opened. It is really worth a look if you are able. Hi everyone, Just to let you know that the warp+weft exhibition I curated for Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen is now on tour. It's just opened at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, with a couple ...