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A quilt donated to The Yard in Edinburgh, a purpose-built indoor and outdoor adventure playground for children and young people with disabilities, has finally reached its destination after making a detour to Austin, Texas.
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.
Twilling Tweeds is a cross-cultural initiative set up by Scottish Pakistani designer Adil Iqbal, connecting the weavers of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, with female embroiderers of Chitral, Pakistan.
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.
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.
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.
Morag Macpherson, one of the two makers awarded a Craft Scotland sponsored place on the Crafts Council's Injection programme for established makers, tells us about her experiences of the programme so far.
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.
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.
As autumn is in full swing, Laura Spring has launched a new colourful weather-inspired collection through her new website and online shop.
Contemporary textile maker Angela T Edgar has created an unusual new textile artwork.