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See Scotland's stunning scenery brought to life
Harris Tweed Scarves
Fair Isle pattern knitting at the Shetland Textile Museum, Lerwick
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
The Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick
Scotland is renowned for producing a fantastic range of authentic crafts using traditional methods.Visiting workshops and studios across the country to discover iconic materials, beautiful garments and bespoke Scottish crafts were showcased during the Year of Creative Scotland 2012.
Discover inspirational ideas about where to experience Scotland's craft and textile industry.
A little piece of Scotland
Orkney boasts more craft jewellers than anywhere else in Scotland including renowned designers Sheila Fleet and Ortak. Visit their studios and discover the diversity of Orcadian design inspired by the Islands’ evocative landscape and fusion of ancient Scottish and Norse culture.
Visit Craft Scotland, the fantastic resource for finding craft events, workshops and details of where to discover artists and crafts people in their own studios.
On the catwalk
Uncover Fair Isle, a knitting style unique to Shetland at the Shetland Textile Working Museum and the Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick. As a fashion-must, head to Anderson & Co and pick up a hand-made creation.
Fashion house Chanel recently purchased Barrie Knitwear in Hawick. Creative director Karl Lagerfield brought Chanel's Metiers d'Art collection fashion show to Linlithgow Palace in early December which showcased the
Signature fabrics and historical tapestries
Discover the traditional methods behind one of Scotland's most renowned textiles, Harris Tweed, in the Outer Hebrides, at the Lewis Loom Centre in Stornoway. Visit the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on Lewis and see the resident weaver in action.
Enjoy Scotland's wonderful collection of tapestries, from the 17th century Flemish creations in the tapestry gallery of Falkland Palace in Fife, to the magnificent designs which hang in Stirling Castle's Royal Palace. In Edinburgh, visit the Dovecot Studios, one of the world's leading contemporary tapestry studios.