10 - 12 November 2017 Clickimin Centre
cover photograph ÂŠ Shona Anderson 2017
Christmas Craft Fair
The Shetland Arts and Crafts Association would like to welcome you to the 2017 Christmas Craft Fair.
Craft Fair & member photographs © Sandy Boak 2017, © John Coutts 2016, © Phatsheep Photography Mark Sinclair 2015 and © Ria Moncrieff 2015 Design Jono Sandilands www.jonosandilands.com
Here you will find a unique range of products all created by producers in Shetland; choose from textiles, cards, woodcraft, leatherwork, paintings, jewellery and much more. We hope you will enjoy browsing through the diverse collection of products; the show provides you with an ideal opportunity to pick up some unique gifts in plenty of time for Christmas. The Shetland Arts and Crafts logo is used in the guide to denote full members of the association. These producers must pass a quality assessment by demonstrating that they have an original approach to the design of their product, a thorough understanding of the materials they are using, consideration to the presentation of the product and by maintaining consistant quality of work throughout. If you would like any more information on the Shetland Arts and Crafts Association, or becoming a member log onto our website, or contact us on the telephone number or e-mail address below.
Shetland Arts and Crafts
07747 377856 email@example.com www.shetlandartsandcrafts.co.uk 2
01595 692224 austintaylorphotography.com
Aamos Designs is well known for playful but confident use of colour and contemporary use of time honoured woven structures, creating one-off fashion garments and accessories. 86
Austin Taylor Photography
Shetland’s emotion, drama and colour in photographs of its northern lights, landscape, wildlife and people. Buy as prints, commission me or licence my images.
Alfred & Heiki Kern 01595 870739
Handcrafted photo books, placemats, and coasters of plankton and Shetland motives with texts, stories and poems. Seaweed cards, postcards and limpet pictures. 78
Alison Rendall Hand Knitting 01595 809408
Avril Thomson Smith 01595 690438
Hand knitted Fair Isle hats, gloves, jumpers and socks.
Shetland inspired drawings, paintings and limited edition prints. 85
01806 242236 Knitted toys, decorations and keepsakes
The Aurora Art Studio 01950 422412 www.theaurorastudio.co.uk
Oil paintings and collages depicting the beauty and nature of Shetland. 10
Barbara Isbister Knitwear 01950 477241
Traditional and modern Fair Isle sweaters, hoodies and jackets @shetlandcrafts shetlandartsandcrafts
Bat in my Hat
A range of handmade wooden items including bowls, plates, pens, cheeseboards, candle holders, pencil holders, Christmas items, garden furniture, planters and bandsaw boxes 18
Candlecups are 100% eco soy wax candles hand poured, delicately scented and coloured to fully compliment the teacups they bring a new lease of life to. 73
Cozee Crochet 01806 522497
A wide range of ceramic products, made using a wide range of techniques - including items made as a limited series together with unique, one-off pieces 36
Unique crochet taxidermy, stuffed animal heads in frames and a range of cartoon hats, gloves and snoods.
Bizzy Bows 01806 503314
Hair accessories, tutu dresses, decorative wreaths and other ribbon crafts. 64
Bob Conroy 01595 693969
Creels, garden benches and garden furniture, bottle holders, candle holders, gates and railings made to customer requirements.
Book Hearts 01950 431616
Book folding crafts - Hannah Howard, winner of the 2017 Art Student Award is showcasing and demonstrating her love for Book HeARTs
Jewellery made from semi-precious stones and resin.
Davie Jamieson Designs 01806 577236
Handcrafted wooden furniture and homewares with an individual and contemporary aesthetic. Combining timbers, other materials and unusual design makes every piece unique. Commissions welcome. 72
Eilidh Johnson 01595 692264
01595 859374 www.burrabears.co.uk The Original Shetland Teddy Bear established 1997. Delightful, collectable bears handmade from Fair Isle knitwear, recycled commercial Fair Isle waste and Shetland tweed. 4
Eleanor Hynd 07990 722953
Handmade books and journals in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Ella Gordon Designs 07799 040474
Cushions and knitting patterns designed in Shetland inspired by traditional textiles and skills. 74
Esme Wilcock Made by Shetland 07444 970316
07789 548711 www.fraserknitwear.com
Gold and silver jewellery cast in local beach sand, inspired by Shetland, crafted by Esme.
Luxury scarves featuring subtle combinations of classic Fair Isle patterns. Ranges available for ladies and gentlemen, in lambswool and cashmere.
Fair Isle Knitwear Ltd 01595 760255 www.mativentrillon.co.uk
Hats, scarves, neck warmers, cardigans, jumpers, sleeveless jumpers, cushions and tea cosies. 63
01957 755311 www.glansinglass.co.uk Local lass making fused glassware which includes jewellery, tableware and art pieces all inspired by her stunning homeland.
Frames by Natalie 07917 385206
Keepsake box frames that can be personalised for any occasion using scrabble letters, embellishments, hand lettering, watercolour and gold foil designs. 89
Hand painted MDF hearts, spoons and butterﬂies, hand sewn ‘Scandi’ inspired felt novelty gifts, reindeer, garlands, puddings, assorted brooches and owls. Cards for all occasions.
Cards, prints, lampshades, cushions, tea towels, original paper cuts and collages.
Gordon Siegel Photography 07915 389046
Photographs - colour and black & white.
Hand Stitched with Love 01595 696587
01595 693266 A variety of paper/card, bead and fabric based crafts.
Home is an Island
Handwoven cushions, ﬂoor cushions, blankets and small accessories made from Shetland wool.
01595 840766 www.hentilagets.co.uk
Based on Fair Isle, producing original paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel and encaustic, with a steady market for prints.
Manufacturers of high quality leather goods. 50
Inese Knitting 07788 522049
Unique ﬂowers, plants and bouquets, gifts based on French beading technique using wire and beads. 22
Katja’s Cakes 07554 646202
Quirky and unusual garments made from Shetland wool and pure new wool. 84
J P Craftwork 01957 722717
Handmade natural products using quality essential oils. 15
01595 870759 www.journeyman-leather.co.uk
A selection of felted items made by wet, needle or knitted process made using Shetland merino and silk fibres. 70
John C Best
German homebakes, cakes, gateaux, Christmas stolen, biscuits, savoury cakes and quiches using as many Shetland ingredients as possible.
JBs Coloured Pencil Art 01950 460825
Coloured pencil drawings inspired by scenery and wildlife of the Shetland Islands. 25
Jewellery Originals 01595 695389
One-off jewellery items made from precious and semi-precious gemstones and minerals, wood, metals, plastic and ceramic. Commissions and repairs undertaken.
Julie Williamson Designs
01806 566 652 www.juliewilliamsondesigns.co.uk Lampshades, cushions, prints, cards, mugs and commission pieces.
01950 461870 www.justshetland.com
01595 810834 www.lovefromshetland.co.uk
Handwoven pieces including scarves, wraps, shawls, blankets and cloth. 13
Love from Shetland
Handmade in Shetland with milk from our own goats, our products contain no parabens or palm oil. Range includes, soap, salt bars, bath bombs, bath milk and bath trufﬂes.
Kit & Ewen Mowat 01806 544261
Turned and painted wood, ceramics, glass, folded paper, dialect and Fair Isle ceramics.
07715 930624 www.lunahearth.co.uk
Handmade contemporary jewellery and jewelled art pieces in various metals including copper, silver, 9ct and 18ct gold.
01806 588289 www.lindarichardson.co.uk Original limited edition prints, etchings and linocuts. Paintings, acrylic on canvas, watercolours and mixed media. 57
Liz’s Homebakes and Preserves 01595 695497
Home-bakes including gluten, wheat and dairy free, jams, chutneys and marmalade. Sewn and knitted crafts. 65
Lubba Crafts 01595 692978
Wood burning and painted ceramic items, Shetland themed keyrings, coasters, chopping boards, memo pads, Christmas themed baubles, boxes and plates. @shetlandcrafts shetlandartsandcrafts
Makkin Loops 01595 696890
Scarves, hats, cowls, cushions, blankets and Kimono cardigan. 72
Margaret Johnson 01595 695655 Hand knitting.
Mella Handmade Soap 01957 711213
Handmade palm oil free soap scented with the finest essential oils, Scottish honey lip balms, felted soaps.
Exit 10 Barbara Isbister Knitwear
Shetland on Canvas
51 Shetland Tayla Hanks Art Sea Glass
Bizzy Bows 35
Sandra Williamson N-Graved Textile Designs & & Gordon Siegel Makkin Photography Loops
North Roe Primary School
52 Tracey Jane Cassidy Paintings
Richard Westcott Woodcraft
Fair Isle Knitwear
Aurora Art Studio
Shetland by Sheila Hankin 45
Tedwina & Friends
Pink Fish Tak Dee Shetland Sock
Pottery, North Roe
Shetland Arts and Crafts Raffle
Mella Handmade Soap
Ella Gordon Designs
Hentilagets & Rolo
Glansin Glass 4
Paperwark Furniture 3 Aamos Designs & Peerie Blooms
2 Journeyman Leather & A Peerie bit of Shetland
Austin Taylor Photography
Tammar Designs & Handstitched with Love
Vidlin Pottery & Studio
Avril Thomson Smith
R.A.M. Knitwear Design
Davie Jamieson Designs
Just Shetland 22 Katjaâ€™s Cakes
20 Morwenna Garrick Textile Design
Kit and Ewen & Hazel
Love From Shetland
Wild About Art
Julie Williamson Designs
76 Home is an Island
Alison Rendall 77 Peerie Vikings
Marti’s Murals and Mosaics
Sarah Kay Arts
71 Bat in my Hat
72 Margaret, Stephen & Eilidh Johnson
Strandigarth Scraps & Sew Many Memories
The Tait Gallery
Esme Wilcock Jewellery
Liz’s Homebakes and Preserves
Shetland Distillery Company
Coloured Pencil Art & Steve Birrell Photography
Shetland Fine Craft
John C Best
86 Alfred & Heike Kern 87 Trowie Knowe Crafts 88
67 Police Scotland Youth Volunteers
Frames by Natalie
01595 693719 Fretwork pictures and plaques with a Shetland theme, wooden Christmas decorations, hand knitted and crocheted articles.
Marti’s Murals and Mosaics 07851 677181
Mosaics (glass/stones), acrylic paintings, stone holders, glass carvings, mural paintings. 41
01595 694829 www.ngraved.co.uk Dawn is a local designer who specialises in engraving unique and unusual artwork, gifts and commission pieces using various mediums. 42
Mirrie Dancers Ltd. 01595 690592 www.mirriedancers.com
Handmade chocolates and confectionary.
01950 431516 www.nielanell.com
Morwenna Garrick Textile Design
07905 413350 www.morwennagarrick.co.uk A variety of bright and contemporary handwoven products created from pure Shetland wool, cotton and lambswool.
Unexpected knit collections in striking colours and distinctive textures. Highly original textiles transformed into simple yet ﬂattering styles in all sizes. 49
North Roe Primary School 01595 745685
Calendars with photos, pictures and Shetland sayings in dialect. Recipe books, notecards and coasters.
07920 487511 Handbags made from Shetland tweed with Fair Isle and hand knitted Shetland lace. Scarves, peerie pockys and cushions all made form Shetland wool.
A Peerie bit of Shetland 01595 870723
Seaglass, sea pottery, shell jewellery and keepsakes. Horsehair jewellery and other horsehair creations. Model Shetland ponies. 77
Peerie Vikings 01950 431319
Hand crafted peerie Vikings with 100% Shetland wool, hand crafted gifts and candles all made and crafted in Shetland.
Paparwark Furniture 01950 422294 www.paparwark.co.uk
Bespoke furniture, traditional Shetland chairs, various wooden gift ideas including candle holders, bowls and trivets. 88
01595 918432 Small affordable pretty items made from paper. 66
Pink Fish Shetland 07709 666972
Wood and mixed media brooches and art creations with detailed hand painted finish on many pieces to make them unique.
07748 420327 Each owlee stone is unique depending on the different shapes and textures of the stones, making each owl an individual character. 3
Peerie Blooms We specialise in felt ﬂoral alternatives for weddings and your home. Customised orders are welcome, we work with you to find something that’s just right for you on your special day.
Police Scotland Youth Volunteers 101
Seafood recipe book 24
R.A.M Knitwear Designs 07890 160464
A fun and quirky custom knitwear design company creating unique fashion accessories and promoting the versatility of the knitting and crochet craftsmanship.
01595 840414 A unique collection of hand crafted cushions, bags, phone and ipad covers and jewellery, all made using time honoured techniques in 100% wool. 35
Sandra Williamson Textile Designs 07810 258993
All over Fair Isle garments and accessories knitted on various gauge knitting machines.
The Pottery, North Roe 01806 533242
Buttons, tableware, peerie croft houses, yarn bowls, seasonal gifts.
Sarah Kay Arts
01595 880526 www.sarahkayarts.com
Richard Westcott Woodcraft
Mixed media and mosaic pieces of art, created using Shetland sea glass, sea pottery, de-constructed jewellery, sand, re-cycled wood and acrylic paint in bright colours.
Woodturned fountain pens, pens and pencils. 93
Sew Many Memories 07768 027797
Cushions, blankets, lions, bears and giraffes.
01595 690662 or 01595 695070
01950 460551 www.shetlandhandspun.com
Shana is a home based business run by two friends producing handbags, phone holders, headbands, cushions and throws using 100% Shetland wool incorporating traditional Fair Isle designs. 79
Shetland Handspun uses timeless skills to produce hand spun yarns and a range of hand spun, hand knitted and hand woven items from natural and naturally dyed Shetland ﬂeece. Knitting kits and knitting patterns.
Sheltie Knitters 01806 522586
Fair Isle snoods with a twist in a wide range of colours. 34
Shetland by Sheila Hankin 01595 870264
Soft furnishings, novelty cushions, quilting, Shetland inspired tweed cushions, covered notebooks and diaries, pin cushions, Christmas crafts - advent calendars and decorations, door stops and bags. 56
Shetland Reel Gin Original, Ocean Sent and Simmer Gin, distilled and bottled in Unst.
Silver and gold jewellery in many designs. Based on Celtic and Nordic tradition. Jewellery inspired by the northern lights and Shetland seas. 38
Beautiful gifts made using authentic and natural materials, jewellery, mainly pendants, sea glass and sea pottery buttons and toggles.
Shetland on Canvas
01595 890320 www.shetlandoncanvas.co.uk A selection of beautiful Shetland scenes, available to buy on canvas, mounted and framed prints, greetings cards and calendars. @shetlandcrafts shetlandartsandcrafts
Shetland Sea Glass 01950 460027
Shetland Fine Craft Handcrafted bespoke traditional/ contemporary furniture, small wooden craft items.
01595 830275 www.shetlandjewellery.co.uk
Shetland Distillery Company 07595 931519
Silvereye Crafts 01595 693815
Handcrafted patchwork, appliqué and quilted novelty fabric products, including quilts, bags, wall hangings, Christmas decorations, soft toys and clothing items for children.
Cartoons, caricatures, watercolours, pictures, fridge magnets, key-rings and coasters
Tammar Designs Colourful hand knitted hats, scarves and collars. Creative retro earrings and necklaces, wildlife photographs, cushions with knitted and unusual material covers.
01806 522794 www.spindriftcrafts.com
Stephen J Johnson
Oil paintings on canvas or board, A3 & A4 giclee fine art prints (limited editions), A5 & A6 greeting cards. 39
Tayla Hanks Art 01595 810862
Handmade small wooden objects. 84
The Tait Gallery 01595 690143 www.tait-gallery.co.uk
Wool is dyed using Shetland grown plants giving natural colour to handmade decorative items. One-off pieces of textile art reﬂect the beauty of Shetland.
Paintings and printed cushions, bags, phone cases and canvas.
Steve Birrell Photography 01950 422770
Local amateur photographer who captures Shetland landscapes and seascapes. 93
Strandigarth Scraps 07736 468933
Upcycled furniture of all shapes and sizes. Painting and decoupage jars and coasters. 32
Heirloom teddy bears and stuffed toys handmade in Shetland using traditional materials and techniques.
Tak dee Sock 01595 859384
Hand knitted socks and hats, machine knitted cowls and mitts. Patterns for Fair Isle socks and hats.
Tedwina & Friends
07884 383232 Fair Isle jumpers, cowls, hats, headbands and gloves.
Jewellery, plaques, pictures, key hooks, lamps, sea glass angels, bird houses, bird feeders. 48
Tracey Jane Cassidy Paintings
Feather hat and brooch pins, tweed and feather mirrors and lampshades. Tweed hats. Bevelled glass designs. 55
Woodturned items - bowls, candlesticks, tealight holders and American style rocking chairs. Canadian style garden chairs, tables and footstools.
Oil painting on canvas, watercolour and prints.
Trowie Knowe Crafts 01806 566487
Quirky, handcrafted trow-like figurines captured in jars, each one with its own unique character and scene. Dreamcatchers made from driftwood.
07789 333525 High quality hand decorated violins and hardanger fele’s. Personalised wooden plates and special decorative items using celtic, Nordic and bespoke designs.
Wild about Art 01595 859060
Original art, prints, cards and other merchandise featuring original paintings. 9 11
Vidlin Pottery & Studio
01806 577373 www.vidlinpottery.shetland.co.uk
Shetland based designer of high quality, bespoke metalwork for the home and garden.
Wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain ceramics by John Jacobs. Shetland landscapes in watercolour and gouache on paper and acrylic on canvas by Jane Jacobs. 28
01950 431589 www.wencraft.co.uk Hand designed wood and leather craft in pyrography using my own designs, every item is individual.
01957 702320 I design and make a range of silver jewellery from sterling silver and fine silver.
It will be kind of gloomy without you. That’s what happens When the sunshine goes away
It is with heavy hearts that we, the committee, launch the 2017 annual Craft Fair. At the start of the summer this year we lost our Chairman, our friend, Ian Gidney and to all of those that knew him and loved him – he is irreplaceable. Ian was there right from the start of Shetland Arts & Crafts way back in 1995; despite being one of those odd people who believe that life is more important than committee meetings he was elected as Chairman in 2000 and we are enormously proud of everything that he achieved. He was always the first to arrive and the last to leave, he always knew just the right thing to say (though sometimes it might have been wildly inappropriate), he was always there when you needed him, whatever time of day or night – and so we will always miss him, more than words can ever say. Ian was steadfast in his love and devotion to his family, with his partner Jo and his son Robert he built a life filled with adventure, fun and happiness; we are just so very sad that he had to leave in the middle of their story – Ian took fashion cues from no-one, he had a particular look that was all his own, his well grounded feet were most usually encased in mucky work boots & these boots will be very hard to fill. We will all remember him as an exemplary Chairman who was quietly passionate about the growing craft industry in Shetland and who worked tirelessly to promote it and keep it going. Our friend is gone, but because he lived, he left the world a better place; and we will keep him right here in our hearts forever –
“We didn’t realise we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun”
Published on Oct 27, 2017