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Something lightsomeRead MoreFebruary 21, 2011

This week, we received news of a giant rooftop loom. It sounds like a great idea! See this link for the details. http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/10105...

First make your warp...Read MoreFebruary 21, 2011

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Every journey starts with a single step and the first step to making your own cloth is winding your warp. We are running a class to teach the basics of warping and dressing a loom, the fundamentals of weaving. We will work in pairs, with four in the class, to allow you to take time to discover this ...

A "stained glass" rose classRead MoreFebruary 21, 2011

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This weekend, we are going to be running a class in Lerwick at Nimble Fingers, making a stained glass fabric rose with no sewing involved, using fusible webbing. The results are amazing, as you can see from this picture. Join Jan Hardin at ten at the shop for the first of our workshops in town. Pric...

Sarah BeadsmooreRead MoreFebruary 19, 2011

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Sarah is with us on a Buy Some Time programme, and is weaving up a proverbial storm, having just learned how to use the computers! We met Sarah in 2010 at Stroud, and are very pleased to welcome her to ASF Shetland. Sarah's work is influenced by colour and texture using simple weaves. Her silk sca...

A US Stay and MakerRead MoreFebruary 19, 2011

We have a visitor coming to visit us from the USA in July. Jeane, who runs elemental affects, is coming across the pond to stay and work at ASF Shetland, and is going to travel up from London to Shetland. We are looking out for interesting textiles things for Jeane to stop at and see on the way. Sug...

The Wool BrokersRead MoreFebruary 16, 2011

I have just been into the Shetland Wool Brokers (North Road, Lerwick) to see a new range of natural coloured yarns. The yarns are beautiful, soft shades of grey and brown (for the Shetland names, you can look at the wall chart showing the evocative names of the Shetland sheep - moorit, mooskit, shae...

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!...