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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...

Problem with the website and Internet ExplorerRead MoreAugust 27, 2010

We have had some people asking why they can't open up the website. It flashes from the front page to a holding page and nothing can help sort it out. I have had a look and it seems to be a problem with the email part of the front page. There is a glitch that stops it working with Explorer. I will co...

Another woven animationRead MoreAugust 27, 2010

This time it is about panda extinction. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVfzpGCUU-8...

Positions Vacant - SelvedgeRead MoreAugust 26, 2010

Selvedge, the magazine for textiles people, is advertising an office admin. post. The magazine is a great publication and would be a really good place to learn more about the publishing and textiles world. For the full advert, read on. Office Administrator – Temporary position Location; Highgate...

A weave animationRead MoreAugust 25, 2010

One of the forums has posted this link to an amazing animation! It is an incredible amount of work and imagination. http://www.vimeo.com/963073...