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Up, up and awayRead MoreAugust 6, 2011

I am going away for a short break to the wonderful city of Helsinki where I shall revel in my favourite designer, Annikki Karvinen's shop, Marimekko, Stockmans, and a whole host of other fabulous things. If you want to get in touch with Louise or Jeane over the next week, (I am back on 15th August),...

Weavers talkRead MoreAugust 2, 2011

ASF Shetland is hosting an evening event on 24th August with Louise Tucker, weaver in residence, and Jeane deCoster, US visitor and owner of Elemental Affects in California. Louise and Jeane have been here over the summer, and the event is an informal talk over light supper, from 6:30pm, with discus...

How to price your work...Read MoreJuly 28, 2011

Pricing is always difficult and is probably the thing that gives us the most trouble. A helpful way to get advice on pricing is by joining an internet forum to do with crafts, and ask the folk on there. We are members of WeaveTech and Spinners-Weavers-UK, and they are very helpful groups. Another ...

Tall ShipsRead MoreJuly 24, 2011

The Tall Ships are over, and we have had a fantastic time. Singing Saturdays, well done! Wonderful performance. Sea Shanty Men were on STV, and all in all, it has been brilliant. Great crafts too. Wonderful to see the best that Shetland has to offer and so many people enjoying themselves....

Presenting (drumroll) the 1950's!Read MoreJuly 18, 2011

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We asked Emma Blain, Shetland designer, to create us some cushions inspired by this most excellent of decades. Our first experience of working with someone like Emma to make products for us, and a real success. Thanks Emma, and thanks too to Sarah Dearlove who helped us make decisions..... See the c...

Scarves - a limited editionRead MoreJuly 18, 2011

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Louise Tucker, the weaver in residence at ASF Shetland, has produced twelve very beautiful scarves in a limited edition of six patterns and two colourways. The scarves are entirely handwoven and finished, and are in soft greys, browns and blues, using wool and, in some, silk. The scarves are for sal...

Art openingRead MoreJuly 17, 2011

Tonight is the opening of the art exhibition at the Cullivoe Kirk. Work by Mike McDonnell, Ron Sanford, Meilo So, Jeanette Nowak and Shona Skinner....

Textile tour July 2011Read MoreJuly 9, 2011

It is almost our last day and we have had a fantastic time! Knitting, weaving, otters, lace, spinning, flowers, and the list goes on..... See our Flickr pages for more pics - click on the image on the front page to take you there. More to follow....

Newsletter - have a read and pass it on. Read MoreJuly 6, 2011

Let us know if you want to join in the fun! Quarterly Update Summer 2011...

LondonRead MoreJuly 4, 2011

I just had a really rather wonderful week in London for my birthday, where I was spoiled rotten. Met some lovely people, saw some amazing things including Two Boys at the English National Opera (go if you can), and the Royal College of Art degree show. I bumped into Shetland College tutors there! A ...