world atlas
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My atlas is a bit out of date. For instance, should one wish to look at a map of Kyrgyzstan*, one finds that Kyrgyzstan isn’t there — just the Kyrgyz SSR. And apparently it isn’t necessary to mark the boundaries … Read More

finite availability
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Since we’ve been chatting about throwaway fashion versus slow cloth, you might also be interested in this post on the Textile Blog. Among other things, John Hopper reflects that One thing that hand craft can teach us is about finite … Read More

balancing act
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First of all, a big hooray for the Cultural Enterprise Office. If you live in Scotland and run any kind of creative business, however tiny, then the CEO are your friends. I have been to a couple of their events … Read More

post!
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It’s a horrible day. As if a Monday morning wasn’t a stressful enough event in itself, this one brought the additional horrors of howling gales and driving rain. The cats spent much of it beating each other up (a popular … Read More

Pastels and playthings
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Exploring a subtle colour combination

P2P2
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I’ve been taking part in the design challenge Pics to Picks

cost and value
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Recently I have been mulling over the vexed business of costs. However, I have long had strong views on the subject of value. I was prompted to post about this by an article in the Observer which has been niggling … Read More

craft discussions
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Recently I’ve been party to a number of very different discussions involving the c word. I’m always a bit wary of these. Sometimes — as happened in one of these conversations — you hear an artist (and in this case … Read More

weekend overload
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I’d love to tell you all about yesterday’s workshop, but it went by in such a blur that I can hardly remember a thing about it. I think I probably had too much material, but of course I had been … Read More

collated
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Right, those handouts I mentioned? Weird they may be, but at least they are printed, collated, stapled and ready to go. I’ve also got everything else lined up, I hope. From front to back we have: the notes! box of … Read More