Crafts and Company February meeting

Time to make some cushions with Fiona Doubleday Crafts and company continue their crafting year with their February craft club where members made cushions. Dividing into beginners and more experienced sewers allowed everyone to work at their own level. Beginners worked with Coral Smith and learnt how to measure fabric, cut it to size and sewing …

Origami Peace Crane Project

A group gathered at McKelvie Road housing in Lamlash on Sunday afternoon with the aim of learning how to make origami peace cranes. Aided by tea and biscuits and the enthusiasm of lead crane maker Alison Page, the group met to contribute to a project being co-ordinated by the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. The …

An Intuitive Start to the Year

Our first craft club of the new year was very well attended and we welcomed lots of new members. The session was devoted to intuitive art journaling and led by Fiona Doubleday. This school of journaling draws on both art and meditation and members were set two ‘intuitive’ exercises to complete in two hours. It …

New year, new craft?

  Crafts and company will begin their craft club once again in 2018 with a great programme already in place. Learning a new craft or polishing up an existing one with good company and tea and cake is a lovely way to spend a few hours. During 2017 craft club grew in popularity with a …

The Arts on Arran

by Eileen Kerr For the last 6 years I have worked as a Project Manager within the arts sector, after graduating with Film and Media from the University of Stirling. I’ve been lucky enough to work with a wide range of artists practising various art forms, from visual artists, musicians, physical theatre performers, circus artists, …

A Weaver’s Tale

A Weaver’s Tale By Lynn Gray Ross My life changed completely on November 4, 2014 when I was helicoptered to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh for a liver transplant. I’d been ill and on the waiting list for almost four years for a suitable donor. It’s been a gradual recovery and I have to be …

Arran Open Studios Weekend

The Open Studios Weekend, now in its sixth year will once again feature many local artists, working in a wide variety of disciplines including painting, drawing, etching, sculpture, pottery, needlework, jewellery and furniture. This year’s dates are: Friday 11th – Monday 14th August 2017 You can find more details and the full event brochure here. This year …

Tim Pomeroy at work

Running maintenance to the Sillar memorial seat on Kildonan shore (erected 2008). For those who don’t know it, the inscription from Kahlil Gibran reads ‘does the song of the sea end on the shore or in the hearts of those who listen?’ Tim, man of many talents, is also organising a poetry reading at Altachorvie, …