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Carry on knitting with Ginger Twist

Ginger Twist is a wee bijou wool shop in Edinburgh, Scotland stacked to the rafters with delicious yarns, pattern books & accessories.

The studio in St. Margaret’s House is where all the hand dyeing magic happens. It’s the home of ‘Ginger’s Hand Dyed’.  A range of luxury fibres hand dyed by Jessica, the owner of the shop.

The cutest wee shop in Edinburgh is on lockdown but don’t despair.
You can still place online orders & they will be posted off once per week (Wednesdays).

Ginger Twist are also offering local Edinburgh home delivery when government restrictions are lifted; use discount code HOMEDELIVERY

Ginger Twist, still delivering a yarn or two

The stock in the shop is finely curated…Jessica only stocks what she would want to knit with and is incredibly knowledgable,  enthusiastic and passionate about everything in the shop.

Help keep the cutest wee bricks and mortar in operation.

We needs Knitters.

Keep calm, carry on knitting.
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hop online  https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections

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Self Isolation Sketchbook Diary: Resident Artist Evie Jamieson

‘I am a self taught representational artist and have been painting and drawing for many years.  I have been fortunate enough to live in foreign parts and to be exposed to a rich variety of cultural, climatic and ethnic experiences that have shaped my life and my painting. Back living in Scotland after 40 plus years away I am still enjoying the wonders that surround me and hopefully still improving my art.  I have exhibited in London, Surrey, Edinburgh and in Languedoc in France.

I have been in self-isolation since 17 March 2020 and have been producing a sketch each day which can be found on my website here.

I have found the exercise has kept me grounded and sane and recommend it to all.  The results are not always of great artistic merit, but it will always be a memory.

Self isolation sketch diary started 17.3.20 

Paintings

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The first ‘Lockdown’ featured resident artist is Simon Rivett

‘In September 2017 I and my wife, Mary  left the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides to live in Edinburgh.  I had lived in the islands for 25 years..
They  are a raw and beautiful landscape of water and air, open, treeless and crofted, where the land is the product of the interaction of an ancient, traditional, pastoral land use, and a fragile ecology.’

‘From 2013 onwards I had begun to look for new landscapes to inspire me, my first explorations saw me seeking out more extreme landscapes. I had the good fortune to make two trips to the far north of Iceland , spending a month in Akureyri in September 2013 and April 2015 in Siglufjordur. The landscape of Iceland was a new and exciting challenge. The graphic rhythms of rock, ice and snow encouraged me into a period of  experimentation. I found myself making works that were entirely found, not based on a source drawing, applying paint to boards until the appearance of an image seems to me to evoke a landscape. An amazing sea trip up the west coast of Iceland and as far north as Svalbard continued my encounters with snow, ice and water.

In 2015 I had my first solo show at the Doubtfire Gallery in Edinburgh. The landscapes reflected the trips to Iceland and the Artic but also paid homage to the Hebrides. However the seeds of change were planted and my next trip was to my home region of Northumberland to its softer, lusher valleys and moorland hills. It also marked a change in artistic direction, looking to line and shape rather than dramatic graphic depictions of light and shade. There was greater abstraction and a more controlled simplification of the subject. The images were found though a different approach. This led to a new successful  exhibition at the Doubtfire in 2017.

Arriving in Edinburgh meant I needed to return to the world of employment and to find a new studio. To my surprise and relief I was taken on part-time in visitor services by the Museum of Scotland and was able to secure a studio space with Edinburgh Palette. Unfortunately I felt like Jonah as I had no sooner moved in than the future of the building was placed in doubt.

However I continue to work in the  building and have produced a group of work based on the Borders carrying on the work started in  Northumberland. Recently I have begun to employ my new creative  approach to the city and have a number of new paintings underway. I am optimistic that they will be on exhibition at the Doubtfire Gallery in their new gallery space in  August.’

https://www.simonrivett.co.uk

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Art Materials for Sale

Beach glass, pottery pieces, driftwood, sea shells.

1) Beach glass.

Thoroughly cleaned and rinsed. 3 types.

  1. Jewellery quality. Approximately 1.9 kilos of white glass. £38.00 in total.
  2. Mosaic quality. Approximately 24 kilos of white glass. (includes a small amount of green and brown glass) £10.00 per kilo.
  3. Mosaic quality. Just over 5 kilos of pale blue glass. £15.00 per kilo.

Beach glass - jewellery quality Beach glass Mosaic quality

Pottery pieces2) Pottery pieces.

Approximately 0.87 kilos of pottery pieces.
variety of patterns, shapes, sizes. Suitable for mosaic work, craft work etc.
£40.00 in total.

3) Driftwood.

Thoroughly bleached and rinsed.
One sack of over 300 pieces, approximately 4 kilos. Mostly “stick” shapes.
Ranging from 6-35 cms long.
£30.00.

4) Sea shells.

Thoroughly cleaned and rinsed. 2 types.

  1. Common Cockle shells. Over 2 kilos. Approximately 400 shells. £8.00.
  2. Thin Tellin shells. (butterfly shells) Over 700 gms. 1250 shells. (halves) £5.00.

Common cockle shells 

All items gathered in East Lothian; except the Thin Tellin shells; gathered in Mid Lothian.
A delivery or postage and packing charges will be added to the above prices.
I do not accept returns.
Terms and conditions apply.

For further information please contact Julie on juliehoolie2000@yahoo.co.uk

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Shared Studio Space for Artist/Designer, £105 pcm

Studio shareWe are a friendly designer and a writer, looking for a third person to share our ground floor studio in Edinburgh Palette.

We can offer:

  • A modestly sized space in a pleasant airy and light working atmosphere,
  • Desk and bookshelf provided.

*Available Straightaway*

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Karolina: karolina.kurtyka@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Studio Share

Available from 1st August 2019.

A large room on the ground floor with lots of light. Ample room for 3 working artists (although we are rarely about together).
Monthly rent: £110.

Enquiries to Hazel at hy_hzl@yahoo.co.uk or Kshema on 07710 804087

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Vacancy | Part-Time Art and Design Technician

ART AND DESIGN TECHNICIAN

St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh

PART TIME [15 hrs / Term Time]
Hours are: 3 hours per day (preferably 9am-noon), Mondays – FridaysSt Georges School

Salary: the pro-rata equates to £7,585 to £8,219 per annum

We have a vacancy for a skilled, enthusiastic and well organised technician who has a genuine interest in Art and Design and a natural artistic flair, with the ability to use their own initiative. The successful applicant should have relevant experience, preferably within a school environment although this is not essential, as well as a good all round knowledge of Art and Design.

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Mandy Fox 1968 – 2019

Mandy Fox

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Mandy Fox passed away this weekend.

Arriving home just after walking her dog on Portobello Beach she suffered a Heart Attack, from which she did not recover.

A marvellous and unique Lady, she will be greatly missed by us all.

There is a ‘Book of Condolence’ in the office on the third floor if you would like share a thought or memory.

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