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GlassRead MoreAugust 12, 2017

For some reason, glass is the topic du jour.

Cruise ships and craftRead MoreMay 28, 2016


On Monday this week we had a splendid day out on the lovely island of Fetlar, East of Yell and Unst.

Crafts in GreenlandRead MoreApril 27, 2016


Even in the most remote-to-us parts of the planet people make beautiful things.

Heritage Crafts admin jobRead MoreFebruary 20, 2016

If you are passionate about heritage crafts, there is a job available through the Heritage Crafts Association.

Indigenous CraftRead MoreFebruary 6, 2016

If you are involved in making or creating craft you will be keen to support a new initiative to promote crafts.

Our last visitors of the seasonRead MoreOctober 31, 2015

Every year the season for visitors to Shetland seems to get a little longer. We have just said goodbye to our last group who have been with us for three days.

Craft and Visual Art meetingRead MoreJuly 4, 2015

If you are interested in visual art and craft, come along to a public meeting in a couple of weeks to chat with Shetland Arts.

The rise and rise of craftsRead MoreMay 4, 2015

A link on the most recent Crafts Council e-newsletter points the way to the Guardian newspaper where an interesting article tells about the rise of crafts. Did you know that there are over 11 and a half thousand crafts businesses in the UK employing 43000 people?

Is creativity everywhere (in the UK)?Read MoreJanuary 28, 2015

The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, has produced an interesting report on the spread of creative endeavour in the UK. But there is a problem...

Are crafts succeeding?Read MoreJanuary 15, 2015

There are many of us who work with crafts and so we were very interested to read about crafts this week on the BBC.