Interlace – the Web of Wyrd?

STONE-CARVED INTERLACE ON AN ANGLO-SCANDINAVIAN GRAVE COVER AT YORK MINSTER

Yorkshire and the North-East of England boast an impressive collection of Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture, skillfully carved with interlace. Gravestones, standing stones, crosses: pieces of stone built into the walls of Continue Reading →

Heather Ritchie’s rag rugs bring the world to Swaledale

Heather Ritchie, Swaledale rag rug maker

Years ago, when Heather Ritchie moved to Swaledale, neighbours taught her to make  traditional, thrifty, rag rugs.  Heather was inspired to ‘paint’ with coloured rags, and her rugs became pictures. Continue Reading →

Christmas crafts with ArtisON

Tutor Josie Besant with Christmas Angel

Christmas preparations There is much joy to be had in the anticipation of Christmas – a joy captured by children as they make their Christmas preparations.  For Dalesman Magazine  this Continue Reading →

Advent in Askrigg

Angels fly in an advent window in Askrigg

Everyone remembers the childhood excitement of prising open doors on an advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas.  But what of turning a whole village into an Advent Continue Reading →