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Creative peopleRead MoreFebruary 14, 2011

We want to blog about the interesting things that are going on in the isles and make a page of links for people to contact our creative makers and artists. If you would like to be included, please email us with some details like your name, address and something about your work. If you have a photo o...

Twitter 'n TweetRead MoreFebruary 12, 2011

We have a Twitter name; ASF_Shetland! Sign up so we can give you all the upcoming info on textile tours. http://twitter.com/ASF_Shetland...

Placements at the Royal Opera HouseRead MoreFebruary 10, 2011

Here are some fantastic opportunities for anyone wanting to learn more about opera, costume, sets, etc. Please let us know if you do apply; I would be deeply envious and we would love to pass on news from people involved in the creation of an opera! http://www.roh.org.uk/workhere/workexperience/list...

This week's storyRead MoreFebruary 10, 2011

A textiles flash mob in Japan made us laugh this week. See this link http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/life/attack-knit-wits-tokyo-353744 and guess what made us giggle so much!...

Accommodation in the North IslesRead MoreFebruary 4, 2011

Are you looking for somewhere to stay when you visit us in Shetland. We now have a few choices for people including a two bedroomed croft in North-a-Voe, a self-catering house in Aywick, local home stays, bed and breakfasts, and hostels. If you are looking for accommodation this summer, please cont...

Textile journeysRead MoreFebruary 4, 2011

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Our mini-tours - four days of spinning, lace knitting workshops, studio visits, beautiful walks, and talks - have had an added boost! When you leave us on the last day, we are pleased to say that you won't just have the things you have made throughout the tour. You will also leave with one of the ne...

IslandSongs 2011Read MoreFebruary 1, 2011

This year, the IslandSongs music and performance event is running 25th and 26th June. Lin Marsh is coming back up and this time we will have Wendy Cook, a choreographer too. There is now a "Donate" button on the IslandSongs page. Please support the event by clicking the button and sending us some mo...

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...