News, blog posts, press releases and updates from the Craft Scotland team.
At Orains, Fiona Page and Pieter van der Werf design and create fabulous interior design items and art pieces made with local sheep wool. The Orains studio is located on the West Coast in an area of outstanding scenic beauty and overlooks Loch Riddon and the Kyles of Bute.
Sunday 22 March will see six accomplished makers demonstrate their work at Cambo Estate in Fife. Each maker will showcase their talents and offer visitors the chance to try their hand at a wide variety of craft, including weaving, silk painting, jewellery, ceramics and feltmaking.
In late 2014 Craft Scotland put out a call for makers to take part in a community engagement project with Historic Scotland, working directly with a youth or community group in Stirling Castle over a period of six weeks. Historic Scotland was looking for a maker who could unlock the potential of traditional or contemporary craft, enabling learners to discover more about their cultural heritage and providing creative inspiration linked to stories, people and events from the past.
Our successful maker, Laura Murray, has put together a blog of her experiences.
Gillian Cooper offers a range of specialist surface design and stitch courses, talks and demonstrations tailor-made to suit small groups and individuals from her home studio in Balfron, rural Stirlingshire. These courses can be tailored to suit all from complete beginners to the more experienced.
The Glasgow School of Art Shop will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November 2014. The event offers a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of Glasgow-based print studio Bespoke Atelier, and get involved with their process while creating a GSA book bag to take away.
Over the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October, Bonhoga Gallery in Shetland will host textile artist Jen Deschenes for the Gallery's second Meet Your Maker event of 2014.
Saturday 04 and Sunday 05 October will be October Felt Weekend at Borders Textile Towerhouse. As part of the celebrations, they will host two feltmakers, Ewa Kuniczak and Ann Ross, for a Meet Your Maker event offering visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the practice of two textile artists.
Coinciding with the annual North East Open Studios (NEOS) event, Touched by Scotland will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September. The event will offer visitors a rare, behind the scenes look at the work of two makers: Susan Connon, a bookbinder, and Carol Meldrum, a textile artist.
The Haining will introduce their annual programme of events for 2015 with a four-day Meet Your Maker event from 08 to 11 August 2014; offering visitors the chance for a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the practice of two textile makers: Julia Complin and Vicky Swales.
Visitors are made very welcome to Louise's studio in Kilmartin Glen in the heart of Argyll, where they will find a light, airy space filled with colours and the warm aroma of wool.
Weft Blown, run by Ange Sewell, is a weaving and textile design studio based in West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland.
Lagom Felt Studio is a textile art and craft gallery and supplies shop based in the Perthshire town of Crieff. It is also home to the working studio of feltmaker and artist, Tracy Markey.
Visitors to Dunoon Burgh Hall in Argyll can get a rare behind the scenes look at the practices of textile artist Sarah Sumsion and feltmakers Orains when the Burgh Hall host the first of their two Meet Your Maker events for 2014.
Rebecca’s reflections on Jeanette Sendler’s Cutting Through Time exhibition at the Collins Gallery, Glasgow.
This week, we feature a short film from weavers in West Dean College who are working on ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’ tapestry for Stirling Castle.
Rebecca's experiences of the PMA Craft Show
Following an excellent response to a call for submissions, thirty-eight makers have been selected by a panel to participate in the unite exhibition.
The second in the Sunday Times' series of profiles on makers featured in The C Word advert