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Power of MakingRead MoreSeptember 14, 2011

I have just come home from the Power of Making exhibition at the Victoria and Albert in London. What an amazing show! Go if you can. Inspirational and stylish, amazing and astonishing in equal measure. A real mix of crafts and skills, from the technologically advanced 3D printers that you can build ...

Holidays!Read MoreSeptember 12, 2011

I am away to the sunshine in South Africa to visit my family. South Africa is a wonderful place for anyone interested in music and culture, and I am planning to visit a weaving cooperative of women in a rural part of the country, going to the opera, and generally partaking of everything cultural tha...

Creative business courseRead MoreSeptember 8, 2011

Train Shetland is providing another of their business development courses for creative people. These courses are designed for people who work in the arts or with craft, and are very useful to get you thinking about what your business is and how to make it work. For more information, see the website ...

Sewing SociallyRead MoreSeptember 4, 2011

Our new sewing sessions are starting this week on Wednesday evening. Bring along some fabric and your machine, at 6:30pm and enjoy lively company and stimulating conversation, and cake! Each session is £3 and lasts until 8:30. This is your chance to discuss projects, and we have an extensive librar...

Tapestry at the MuseumRead MoreSeptember 3, 2011

Today I went down with Louise to the Shetland Museum and Archive for the opening of the new exhibition of tapestry and textiles. It is a lovely show; very well worth a look and spending time over. The Museum itself is always worth a visit; I have seen the textiles many many times and I still find mo...

Paul Hamlyn visitRead MoreSeptember 2, 2011

Sarah Jane Dooley from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has been up to Shetland to visit Louise Tucker, Weaver in Residence 2011. The Foundation has funded this project and we are very pleased to have had a visit to see how it is going. Thank you Sarah Jane. 1...

A blog about our tourRead MoreAugust 25, 2011

Deborah Gray came on our tour in July and has written a lovely blog about it. Check it out at http://perfectweatherforspinningandknitting.blogspot.com/2011/07/woolly-adventures-in-shetland.html. Thanks Deborah!...

Weavers Talk - 24th AugustRead MoreAugust 25, 2011

Our two weavers, Louise and Jeane, gave a superb presentation last night at ASF Shetland. Louise, weaver in residence this year, spoke about her college work, what she has done here and where her practice is going now, while Jeane spoke about her business in the States, her work at ASF and her plans...

Singing Saturdays - Christmas!Read MoreAugust 22, 2011

Already Christmas is on our minds, and we are planning the next set of Singing Saturdays. We are planning to start on 22nd October, after the break, and our final performance is 21st December although that is subject to change. Please book as soon as you can for Singing Saturdays so that you are gua...

Dance workshops with John MorrisRead MoreAugust 16, 2011

John is our choreographer for Singing Saturdays and he is running a series of three workshops through Adult Learning, focusing on technique, improvisation and dance-making. The dates are September 10, October 29, and November 26, on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. at Islesburgh, and places can be booked th...