Thanks to Alex, Kate, Monica, Alan, Brian, Rab for another really creative and productive course up at Wooplaw Woods. Keith and I were truely amazed at the talent and artistry that came out during the day. Well done every one. See some of your efforts above. The next stool making day is on 25th September - check the workshops page for this if you are interested.
Belen and I were invited along by Robin Elliot designer / owner of A Elliot Fine Fabrics Ltd in Selkirk. What a great place and great people ! We have always be lucky enough to stock Robin's designs ay Buy Design Gallery. This is weaving at its best. Rob and Robin produce some absolutely stunning cloths from their mill. Here's some shots taken during our visit. Come and see our new stock and ranges for yourself in the gallery.
Barney Miers brought in a few new Teviot Carvers last week, some for clients and some for sale in Buy Design Gallery. We thought you would like to see one of them. Look at that Scottish Elm ! This one went up to a lovely lady in Edinburgh who looks after frogs ! Come and see or own one for yourself !
Here's a few random shots taken round the gallery last night. It's such a calm place to be after hours so to speak. We are usually here until 7.00 so anyone on their way home from work or out for a evening stroll at Harestanes should just drop in. You can see all the amazing work in a different light.
We've been meaning to flag up this nice wee site of Nick Hands http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/index.html for a while. Loads of great conversations and dialogues with people around the country and many from Scottish based makers and artists. Have a look at some Buy Design Gallery pals and heroes
Louise Oppenhiemer http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/soundslides/soundslide.php?id=55
Fence Collective http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/soundslides/soundslide.php?id=70
Orkney Straw Back Chairs http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/soundslides/soundslide.php?id=61
Paper Artist Joanne B Kaar http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/soundslides/soundslide.php?id=62
Basket Maker Pip Weaser http://www.slowcoast.co.uk/soundslides/soundslide.php?id=56