All dressed in yellow

how our attitudes to colour are bound up with the stories we tell ourselves

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tern around

an elegant and thought-provoking bird

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The Kerry Kyle

an ark and a blanket

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Pollphail

a ghost village, a cardigan, embroidery

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collaborative graft and being daft

making work together

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an absorbing project

making something fun and meaningful

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picturing Inveraray

looking at a made place

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meet, make, collaborate

creative, collective and protective acts of making

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the Carbeth creature goes north

The Carbeth creature takes a trip to Banchory

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¿Quieres bailar?

Are ye dancin?

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behind the mask

accepting that not everything works out is key to the (slow) creative process

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mend

We celebrate the new edition of Wheesht with this essay exploring the creative work of mending and Celia Pym’s inspiring practice

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zwiebelmuster

Nicole Wagler tells us about eighteenth-century porcelain and her sense of place in Meissen

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In conversation with Jacob Heringman

Hello everyone, it’s Tom here. Today, I’d like to tell you about my collaboration with talented lutenist Jacob Heringman and how one of my “waterscape” images came to be on the cover of his new album Inviolata. An interesting development in contemporary photography has been the use of abstraction to distill a scene down to…

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balloons

I’ve a long-held fascination with late eighteenth-century hot air balloons and ballooning. In fact, I’ve even knitted an eighteenth-century balloon (in a square of our International Women’s Day blanket, which references the Montgolfier balloon that appears in the final lines of Anna Laetitia Barbauld’s brilliant poem, Washing Day) In the past few weeks, my historic…

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keeping shop

As part of my research for the introduction to our People Make Glasgow book, I’ve been doing some highly enjoyable work poking about the city’s eighteenth and nineteenth-century post office directories, which provide intriguing lists of Glasgow’s merchants, manufacturing and retail businesses (much like the yellow pages). Looking at these directories across a century or…

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