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The Bonhoga Gallery. Photo: Shetland Arts

A SUMMER craft fair is taking place at Bonhoga again this year, showcasing four groups of makers over the space of 18 weeks.

The fair, which is a collaboration between Shetland Arts and Crafts Association and Shetland Arts, is taking place between 7 May and 5 September.

The first group of makers includes Austin Taylor Photography, Lisa’s Leatherworks, Linda Richardson, Peerie Oorick and Uphouse Crafts.

The organisers said Austin Taylor Photography “captures Shetland’s emotion, drama and colour in photographs of its Northern Lights, landscape, wildlife and people”.

Lisa’s Leatherworks creates bespoke, hand crafted leather goods including belts, wallets, purses, journals, gifts, knitting backs and pet/equestrian items.

Linda Richardson creates limited edition etchings and linocuts, watercolours, acrylic on canvas paintings and cards, inspired by the Shetland landscape.

Self-publisher, children’s author and needle felter, Peerie Oorick joins the line-up, using Shetland wool in their needle felted creations.

Uphouse Crafts also joins this group of makers, creating handmade gifts, accessories and children’s clothing.

Chairperson of Shetland Arts and Crafts Association Cecil Tait said: “We’re excited to pair up with Shetland Arts again to celebrate makers across the 18 weeks, showing the breadth and depth of the work of our members. 

Visitors can book a free 20minute slot for up to six people from a maximum of two households to browse the high-quality local arts and crafts in a socially distanced setting.  

Bookings for the first group of makers are now open. People can also call Bonhoga on 01595 745750 during the opening hours of Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am – 4pm.

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