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Laura Thomas' blog pageRead MoreSeptember 22, 2010

Laura's page has an update on the Warp and Weft Symposium. To view the page, click on http://www.laurathomas.co.uk/...

Stitchin' KitchenRead MoreSeptember 18, 2010

I would not have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes. A finished pot holder in less than forty minutes! The first of our Adult Learning classes for the winter has begun, and it was very good. Strong coffee, snickerdoodles (cinnamon baked biscuits), sewing machines, chatter and loads of...

Three more graduates visit usRead MoreSeptember 18, 2010

We are very pleased to welcome Chloe, Sarah and Hannah, recently graduated from Nottingham Trent. The three are here for a month, weaving and being inspired by the beautiful colours and dramatic weather of a Shetland autumn. Welcome, and enjoy your stay! If you would like to meet the visitors, come ...

Bongos for BongoRead MoreSeptember 18, 2010

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Our friend Peter Davis and some of his friends have been working hard to create a charitable organisation to help those in need in Bongo, and next week there is going to be a fund-raiser, Bongos for Bongo. For more information about the charity, working from Shetland for Africa, see http://www.proje...

Warp and Weft SymposiumRead MoreSeptember 14, 2010

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This weekend, I went down to the Warp and Weft Symposium, an event organised by Jessica Hemmings, Head of Context, from Edinburgh College of Art, with exhibitions curated by Laura Thomas in association with Oriel Myrddin Gallery. The symposium was held at the National Woollen Museum in Wales, and wa...

Help save rare breedsRead MoreSeptember 6, 2010

We have been contacted by Stephen at Saving Rare Breeds asking if we have any information that they can use on their website for education. I see from the site that Shetland sheep are listed, and these sheep are definitely worth saving! Have a look at http://www.savingrarebreeds.org.uk and read on ...

Sew, it's the summer!Read MoreSeptember 3, 2010

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The first of our sewing classes is on 11th Sept. In preparation for the beautiful days of autumn and in anticipation of summer next year, (Tall Ships and all) we are making tote bags and picnic rolls. All materials and utensils supplied. Bring a sewing machine if you have one but there is hand sewin...

Third and fourth days of the textile tourRead MoreSeptember 1, 2010

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The tour is finished. Gone by in a blink, and we did not manage to update you all on what has happened on the third and fourth days. But there are pics on Flickr. If you want to see even more pics, send an email and we can post you some down. What a fantastic few days we have had. Third day full of...

Second day of the mini-tourRead MoreAugust 29, 2010

We are all officially knackered! Spent a fantastic day with Blue Sky Holidays looking at colour, design, texture and materials. Very inspirational and really engaging tutor. Thanks Amy. We can't wait to do it again. Then Rhoda Hughson from the Unst Heritage Centre came in and gave us a unique perspe...

First day of the textile mini-tourRead MoreAugust 28, 2010

http://creativeindustriesshetland.org.uk/2010/08/28/first-day-of-the-textile-mini-tour/ A beautiful crisp clear autumn day, perfect for our tour itinerary of the Museum, Wool Brokers, Textiles Museum, and Sandness Mill before heading north to the Wind Dog Cafe for dinner and finally bed! It is final...