Read craft news from Scotland and around the world, features on craft people, places and projects, and updates from the Craft Scotland team.
On 10 June 2013, the Scottish Fashion Awards announced the nominees for their eighth annual celebration of fashion. A number of Scottish craft making businesses have been nominated for the prestigious awards, including Georgia Wiseman and Jane Gowans.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has unveiled the first completed panels in a major work of community art: a tapestry which is engaging Scots emigrant communities around the world.
Harris Tweed is a type of cloth handwoven in the Outer Hebrides in the homes of islanders using pure wool yarns that are dyed and spun in the islands.
Harris Tweed Hebrides have been named Textile Business of the Year at the NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2013.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh were leading designers and makers of the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland and have since become household names throughout Europe.
Macmillan Cancer Support has launched a new fundraising event to raise money for people affected by cancer.
Judy Scott, a third year Textile Design student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, has been named the top new creative talent in the world at the grand final of the Society of Dyers and Colourists’ (SDC) annual International Design Competition.
Craft makers and designers from around the UK were among those honoured in the New Year's Honours List 2013, including Scottish jeweller Sheila Fleet and textile designer Joyce Young.
This is a guest post for Craft Scotland on a recent symposium at the Edinburgh College of Art by postgraduate students Rhona McCallum and Hazel Thorn.
Quilting is a sewing technique that joins layers of fabric together to form a padded or textured material.
This week's Friday film comes from textiles designer/maker Jan Shelley.
‘Clearing out my drawers’ is an exhibition of new and old work which celebrates the love of drawing, making and telling a good yarn.
In 2012, Dovecot Studios celebrates 100 years of contemporary tapestry with a year of events, exhibitions and collaborations.
Felt is a fabric made by rolling and pressing fibres together through the application of moisture or heat.
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.
A distaff is a stick on to which fibre such as flax or wool is wound for spinning.
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.
Johnstons of Elgin has completed a major investment in its Hawick site, with the opening of a visitor centre, cafe and retail outlet.