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Dashing Tweeds Shop - Cloth - Shetland Two-StepRead MoreMarch 17, 2012

Our friends across at Dashing Tweeds have a fabby couple of Shetland patterns and colourways. Have a look!Dashing Tweeds Shop - Cloth - Shetland Two-Step....

Shostakovich the satiristRead MoreMarch 17, 2012

Isn't it amazing the things you find unexpectedly of an early morning in London. We were walking through Covent Garden on the way to the British Museum when we stopped off at Notes, the coffee/music/film/wine shop. I made a foray into the depths of the basement to see what offerings there were for o...

A Weaverly Path Trailer on VimeoRead MoreMarch 16, 2012

Music and weave? The two are made for each other. See this fantastic trailer for a new film just out of tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden. Inspirational and wonderful in equal measure...A Weaverly Path Trailer on Vimeo on Vimeo via A Weaverly Path Trailer on Vimeo....

Read MoreMarch 16, 2012

For more information and a different point of view of the opera, Blubeard's Castle, have a look at: http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/julkaisut/hum/taite/vk/honti/principl.pdf Fascinating stuff!...

Bluebeard's CastleRead MoreMarch 16, 2012

In this day and age, we are very lucky to have the technology to be able to watch opera in our own homes. Tonight, I watched Bluebeard's Castle, Bartok's exploration of the human psyche and the complexity (and frailty) of emotion. Bartok wrote this piece based on mathematical principles, and the DVD...

New book for the libraryRead MoreMarch 13, 2012

We have just added a fantastic new book to the collection at ASF Shetland. It is a book full of inspiration and ideas for anyone interested in colour and pattern, structure and surfaces, and will especially appeal to textiles folk. Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas: Researching Colour, Surfac...

Chico and Rita - a love storyRead MoreMarch 10, 2012

On a wet and wild Saturday morning, I decided to watch a movie that I have had waiting for a little while. Armed with toast and fruit and strong black coffee, I sat in the sitting room with the projector attached to the computer and watched Chico and Rita on the large screen. In Brazil and Portugal,...

Is it a sock? Is it a shoe?Read MoreMarch 8, 2012

Nike has done it again. Courtesy of the WeaveTech list, I have looking at a shoe that is knitted! Have a look at Nike Unveils Its Big New Paradigm: Shoes Knit Like Socks | Co.Design: business + innovation + design....

Jennie Atkinson workshop dayRead MoreMarch 8, 2012

We are very happy to announce that Jennie Atkinson is going to run two workshops for us next month. On the 28th April, Jennie is coming to Yell to run an inking and stamping workshop, and a distressed ink workshop. Fantastic! These workshops are designed for anyone interested in papercraft or card-m...

PickOne soundscapeRead MoreMarch 8, 2012

James Donald, the weaver and co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe, has an interesting blog at http://pick1blog.blogspot.com/. While browsing through it recently, I came across something intriguing: the sound of treble cloth...http://soundcloud.com/jamesyboy-1/treble-cloth-weaving-bliss-at-coburg-house-art...