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Stroud International TextilesRead MoreMarch 3, 2010

We are very pleased to announce that we have been asked to take part in the Stroud International Textiles Festival this year. The Festival is in May, from the 1st and is well-known for its innovative programming and exciting talks and events. Andy will be talking about the work at the Centre that i...

Profiles - Shetland textilesRead MoreMarch 2, 2010

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Aamos Designs www.aamos-online.com info@aamos-online.com Aamos Designs are a unique and talented textile design company, who specialise in contemporary woven textiles. Aamos was started in 2006 by Emma Blain and Claire Henry after they graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. Aamos are based in S...

Louise Sherry - a winter visitor 2010Read MoreFebruary 23, 2010

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The first week of March 2010 brought Louise Mills up to the islands to spend time at the Centre, and to meet makers and craftspeople. Louise was very keen to find out what life in the islands is like, and, as a weaver, is especially interested in meeting textile folk. Louise has now returned to Glas...

Singing SaturdaysRead MoreFebruary 20, 2010

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In 2009, we held two series of Singing Saturdays in Lerwick. These covered the ages of eight to fourteen, and focused on good vocal technique and performance skills. We would like to repeat the series in 2010....

Weaver in Residence 2007 - Angharad McLarenRead MoreFebruary 19, 2010

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Angharad came to Shetland to spend a summer at the Centre. She made some beautiful designs for scarves and shawls which are on sale in Lerwick's Museum and Archive, and Spider's Web shop. Angharad has now gone on to create some lovely blinds for the Museum restaurant, and is working on some new des...

The Giant Weave Summer 2009Read MoreFebruary 19, 2010

A fun project to raise the profile of the Centre, and to get people together to try their hand at weaving a huge area of cloth. We used Jamieson's cloth from the last surviving weaving mill in the isles, and volunteers. Joy Duncan was our resident drummer, and the Baltasound Leisure Centre kindly al...

A Crofting Life wall hangingRead MoreFebruary 19, 2010

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In 2008/ 09, we created a wall hanging based on the yearly life on a croft in Shetland. The idea came from a piece in the Centre's collection, from Zimbabwe, depicting a Woman's Day, and our version included people and groups from all over Shetland. It was a wonderful project, and huge thanks for ...

Merry ChristmasRead MoreDecember 19, 2009

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for your help over the past year, and let's look forward to a successful 2010. Andy...

The launch of the Centre - July 2007Read MoreNovember 23, 2009

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The Centre was officially launched in July 2007 by Joanna Foster, Chair of the Crafts Council (UK) and Ann Sutton, creator of ASF Weave, and now patron of ASF Shetland. The launch was very well attended, with councillors, our local MSP, makers and artists coming together to celebrate. Ann Sutton ga...