The Scottish Borders, as the name suggests, is the region of Scotland located on its border with England. It’s a hilly, rural area that takes up the eastern part of the Southern Uplands and is within easy reach of Scotland’s central belt and the north of England.
The Scottish Borders have been the site of many battles between the Scots and the English. Dotted through the landscape are the ruins of many castles and abbeys, the result of its turbulent history.
There is a long and proud history of textile manufacture in the Scottish Borders that stretches back to the 13th century and which continues today. Tartan, tweed, wool and cashmere produced here are used by some of the world’s top fashion houses.
From Friday 24 to Monday 27 October the Haining will showcase 'Haining At Home'; an exhibition of some of the Scottish Border's finest applied arts. To coincide with the exhibition, the Haining will host a Meet Your Maker event offering demonstrations of screen printing, stone carving and wooden spoon making as part this impressive event.
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.
As part of the Peebles Arts Festival, The Chambers Institution (a complex of buildings encompassing the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery) will host a Meet Your Maker event over two Saturdays in August; offering visitors a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the practice of an established willow artist: Toni Coyle.
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.
After a full year of careful consideration of proposals from across the country, a site in the Scottish Borders has been confirmed as the preferred option for a permanent home for The Great Tapestry of Scotland.
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.
resource, a new creative hub in the Scottish Borders, has been launched for makers and designers at Heriot-Watt University’s School of Textiles and Design
The future of two popular Scottish craft firms and a prominent agency have sadly become uncertain in the current economic climate.
Johnstons of Elgin has completed a major investment in its Hawick site, with the opening of a visitor centre, cafe and retail outlet.
Craft Scotland have rounded up regional funding deadlines for makers, which are approaching in January.
The 2012 Starter for 6 Main Programme is now open for applications.
As the summer draws closer we look at the shows that will feature the next wave of talented designer makers.