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A weave animationRead MoreAugust 25, 2010

One of the forums has posted this link to an amazing animation! It is an incredible amount of work and imagination. http://www.vimeo.com/963073...

The visitors are gone....but they will be back!Read MoreAugust 25, 2010

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Liz and Holly left this evening. They have had a fantastic time here and have felt really inspired. We, in turn, have felt inspired by them and their work and cannot wait to see them back again. Lesley is going to continue to work on her warp and is making a long wall hanging out of Shetland wool an...

Visitors to the Centre - Holly BerryRead MoreAugust 23, 2010

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Some of you may remember a series on television with Monty Don called Mastercrafts. Holly was second placed in the final competition for the weave programme, and we are very pleased to have her here with us for a week. Holly is looking at products for us, and learning all about Shetland, planning to...

Seventies night!Read MoreAugust 23, 2010

The seventies rocked last week in Unst. Flares, flower power, wigs, hairbrush mics... all were in evidence. To prove it, here are the pics!...

Visitors to the Centre - Liz TurtonRead MoreAugust 12, 2010

We are pleased to welcome Liz Turton to the Centre. Liz is a weaver with an enthusiasm and experience in double cloth structures, and will be staying for almost a month. We are keen to have people visit to see what is happening here, and also want to let our visitors experience Shetland in all its l...

Hi-Arts Newsletter - August 2010Read MoreAugust 12, 2010

WELCOME TO THE CRAFTS E-NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 2010 This month we focus on the work of new Graduates, feed back on Scotland's Housing Expo and keep you up to date with lots of other news and opportunities. We are sending the newsletter to you in a 'text only' format this month due to a few technical is...

Newest weaveRead MoreAugust 10, 2010

The weave I started a few weeks back is now finished. The warp was really sticky and fragile (mental note to take time to test the yarns for strength), but it is looking lovely. Dark blue and black with gold threads like the sea running through. I am planning the coat now for next year when the Tall...

Relay for Life card making challengeRead MoreAugust 10, 2010

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Nimble Fingers wants to raise money for Relay for Life. Get involved and make a card for the challenge! More details on the poster....

Seventies return - change of timeRead MoreAugust 10, 2010

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The time for the fabulous evening of seventies kitsch has changed. We are starting at seven to allow you to get your boots and flares on, paste on the makeup, and knock back the pina coladas. (Get a sensible driver!) Head on down for a night of boogie, ABBA and the hits of the seventies. Wednesday 1...

Giant Weave instructions onlineRead MoreAugust 8, 2010

Remember the Giant Weave from last year which we did at UnstFest? Well, the plan for it is now online in the Education section. You can download the plan and poster, and make your very own Giant Weave. Try to beat our record and send us details of how you did, along with pics.If you want to know wha...