News, blog posts, press releases and updates from the Craft Scotland team.
Georgia Crook is an artist/maker who lives and has a workshop overlooking Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire. She has over 20 years' experience in arts/crafts making and tailored workshop provision, for a wide range of client groups. Her own work is mainly inspired by cultural and natural heritage, combining basketry, paper and textile techniques.
Strathearn Fleece & Fibre is the place where all things woolly happen. Fleece produced on the farm and locally sourced is hand-dyed and then transformed into fibre and yarns for spinners, felters and knitters. At the studio visitors can browse the fantastic range of yarns and fibres, learn about different sheep breeds, the uses of the fibres and take home a woolly piece of Perthshire.
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.
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.
Holmwood House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Sunday 23 November 2014. The event offers an exclusive pre-Christmas shopping event with a difference: a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of textile artist Gillian Cooper.
The National Museum of Scotland will host the first in a series of two Meet Your Maker events on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014. Meet Your Maker is part of Craft Scotland's flagship campaign to bring makers at work to the public, and we are bringing the project to its birthplace in this event with the National Museum of Scotland.
Sally-Ann Provan is a designer and milliner who runs The Edinburgh Hat studio in central Edinburgh. She designs and makes hats and headpieces for clients across the world to wear to weddings, Ascot, Royal garden parties and for all occasions.
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.
Dalmally Railway Station is a rather unique setting for a studio. The beautiful Victorian sandstone building is steeped in history and felt maker Liz Gaffney and her husband Graham have been restoring this beautiful building over the last two years.
On 07 and 08 September, visitors to Touched By Scotland can meet jewellery maker Gabrielle Reith and textile maker Sam Goates as they go behind the scenes of their craft for Meet Your Maker.
On Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 September you can Meet Your Maker at St Andrews Museum, and see behind the scenes with Butter Wynd Pottery and textile maker Julia Complin.
Textile maker Sandi Kiehlmann and jeweller Yvonne Gilhooly will both be on hand at Burgh Hall Dunoon to demonstrate their craft and talk to visitors.
Residents and visitors to the Scottish Borders can see behind the scenes of Scottish craft with our Meet Your Maker weekend, in partnership with Borders Textile Towerhouse.
In the run up to the Craft Scotland Summer Show, we bring you the first 'behind the scenes' images of our makers as they prepare for the show.
This week's Friday film comes from textiles designer/maker Jan Shelley.
From taking a vintage look at textile production last week, this week we skip ahead to the World Maker Faire in New York, 2011.
This week we feature another vintage film from the British Council Film collection.
This week's Friday film features textile artist Jennifer Cantwell.
This week we feature two films from Hidden Stories, the Heriot-Watt School of Textiles & Design Exhibition and Graduate Fashion Show.
This week we celebrate Tartan Day by featuring two films which concentrate on this internationally recognised fabric linked to Scotland.