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International Textile Exhibition at Bonhoga

Posted by on October 1st, 2010 No Comments
The current exhibition at Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery is  “Portage: textiles, extremes of scale.“ The exhibition is about contemporary textiles- we are all experts in textiles. From birth we have slept in them, worn them, sat on them and at this time of year we draw them together over windows to banish the cold and… Read the rest...

Opportunity to feed into a craft standards survey

Posted by on August 13th, 2009 No Comments
This is for all craftmakers in Shetland, do you remember last year’s visit from Jenna from Creative & Cultural Skills ?  We met with a group of Shetland makers here at Shetland Arts to review the draft Craft Blueprint and many of you provided online feedback. The Craft Blueprint is a workforce plan for Craft… Read the rest...

Contemporary Shetland craft in Hometrader at Bonhoga

Posted by on August 11th, 2009 No Comments
There’s a nice group of work by eleven Shetland craftmakers and applied artists in  Hometrader, an exhibition of contemporary craft in the Cafe at  Bonhoga Gallery.  Angela Irvine’s woven panels look precious, they were inspired by personal treasures brought home from family members who were in the merchant navy and travelled around the world. If… Read the rest...

my first craft news posting

Posted by on May 29th, 2009 1 Comment
The first craft news posting…… at last …..   this is going to be so useful, there’s so much to say about design and craft  and applied arts in Shetland and our projects. I hope the 13 craftmakers who encouraged me ages ago to make a craft blog will be pleased to see this and I’m… Read the rest...