the studio evolves

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It’s amazing what you can do with a big white room. First we got the floor looms and the yarn in, set up the warping boards etc etc and made it all weave-friendly. Then we moved in the table looms … Read More

of crafts, hats and boats

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Research hat or sunhat?

digital adventures

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Lab Craft at the Barony Centre

images of craft

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Made Not Manufactured by Steve Kenward

comedic interlude

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Distracted by what’s on the cover… and left wondering about class and craft.

connections

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On Saturday I went to an event called Craft Connected which was organised by craftscotland. I just want to record here how valuable and interesting the day was. In advance of the event I was a little bit apprehensive, as … Read More

sounds of craft

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I love cool projects and this is another really cool project: tweave. On the About page it says Tweave maps sound recordings of craft and making to create an evolving thread of sounds. You can listen to the sounds of … 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

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

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