Shetland Wool Week – Part 3

8th & 9th October 2014: Weave Shetland Tweed Workshop The main reason I wanted to visit Shetland in the first place was because I had heard so much about Global Yell – The Centre for the Creative Industries. A generous donation of weaving equipment was made to the centre from the Ann Sutton Foundation and now […]

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Shetland Wool Week – Part 2

6th October 2014: Ninian – Joanna Hunter Knitwear We started our day by doing some Christmas shopping in Lerwick’s town centre. There are plenty of gift shops to choose from in Lerwick, one of my favourites being the Shetland Soap Company where I purchased some Crofter’s shower gel, I’d definitely recommend it to any crofters out there! […]

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Outer Hebrides Tour Diary – Part 1: Sunny Days at Vatersay Bay

This summer I decided to tour the Outer Hebrides to research weaving and related crafts on the islands, including the people who make the world famous Harris Tweed. My trip took me from my home in Glasgow to the islands of Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Skye, Harris, Scalpay and Lewis, in a round trip […]

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Local Visits

I am getting super excited about my tour of the Western Isles at the beginning of July and have been organising lots of visits to weavers and spinners out there, but first I’ve been visiting weaving related places closer to my home in Glasgow. Here’s where I’ve been over the last month or so: We […]

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Glasgow Visual Art and Crafts Award 2013/14

I am very excited to share with you all that I have been approved to receive funding from the Glasgow Visual Art and Crafts Award Scheme 2013/14. I have been funded to visit weavers, mills and weaving heritage sites across Scotland in order to collect weaving resources, create a network of Scottish weaving contacts and […]

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I have lots of exciting N.E.W.S to share! I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded The Incorporation of Weavers Scholarship Fund 2013 from The Trades House of Glasgow. The scholarship will enable me to travel to America in July 2013 to attend the New England Weaving Seminar (N.E.W.S) and Hartford Artisans Weaving […]

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Little Birds Market – 10th March 2013

I’ve been very busy getting ready for Little Birds Market this Sunday which also happens to be Mothering Sunday! It will be taking place from 12-5.30pm indoors at Sloans, Glasgow. I’ve got lots of new stock and new items including greeting cards and cushions. I’ll get photos up soon, I’ve just been so busy making making […]

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An they a’ need the wark o' the weavers.