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So much has happened since our last team update in September - find out what we have been up to this month.
Read a roundup of our third consecutive year at SOFA Chicago and browse through our pictures from the show.
The National Museum of Scotland will host the second in a series of two Meet Your Maker events on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 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.
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.
With the end of 2014 in sight, we bring you our round up of opportunities for November. This month we are including a Community Engagement Opportunity with Historic Scotland as part of our Meet Your Maker campaign: we are looking for a dynamic maker for a project at Stirling Castle.
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.
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.
Browse through our brochure for SOFA Chicago 2014.
The winners of the 2014 Walpole British Luxury Awards were announced on Monday 03 November. The 13th annual Awards, in association with Coutts, celebrate the global strength of the British luxury industry.
London Craft Week, a brand new initiative that positions makers centre stage of the world’s creative capital will open on Wednesday, 6 May 2015. The event will bring together an unparalleled public programme celebrating craftsmanship across the city, where hidden spaces and little-known makers will be revealed alongside celebrated galleries and luxury brands.
SOFA Chicago, the world's premier art fair dedicated to Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design will be opening its doors for the 21st time next week. Thousands of works from nearly 70 galleries will be on show, inlcuding a range of work by Scottish-based makers, not just on Craft Scotland's own stand.
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.
This month's round-up brings you a last-minute opportunity to apply for the Crafts Council's invaluable business support and creative development programme. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 20 October, and we are delighted to be offering six places for Scottish-based makers.
Tenement House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October, offering visitors the chance to experience the Make do and Mend ethos of the building's former resident under the expert guidance of upcycling artist Donna Jamieson.
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.
Culzean Castle will host a Meet Your Maker event on Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 October, to coincide with their Big Draw event. During Meet Your Maker at Culzean Castle, visitors will have the chance to peek behind the scenes at the willow work of David Powell, and the stained glass creations of Sue Wilkinson.
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.
On Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September 2014 we held the Craft Scotland Conference 2014 at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
During the Craft Scotland Conference on Friday 26 September, Craft Scotland launched The Green Crafts Initiative; a new project run with Creative Carbon Scotland to celebrate and encourage more environmentally sustainable practices in Scotland's craft sector.