Scottish Landscapes which inspire…

If you are looking for artistic inspiration in Scotland, it is impossible to point to just one location in Scotland  which has the mix of landscapes, seascapes and wide open space to let your creativity flow. Here are four areas of Scotland we would recommend everyone to visit: Wester Ross is one of the most…

Traditional Lace Makers

We are really pleased to welcome MYB Textiles to the Papa Stour collection. MYB are defined by time honoured heritage, expert technique and a passion for continuing lace and madras production since 1900. From vision to technique the new collections have pushed the boundaries of the product itself and the machinery involved in the production….

NEW! Highlands based Ceramicist

We ‘re delighted to welcome Julia, a ceramicist based near Moray Firth. We are pleased to showcase Julia’s ceramic work on Papa Stour because we believe it showcases a lovely range of skills from design to throwing, from glazing to etching pots, plates, coasters, pourers and bowls.  * As with so much of the work…

Our “go to” house warming gift

This wooden hand made key hook with wooden and acrylic pegs is our “go to” house warming present – perfect for anyone settling into their new home and needing somewhere to keep their keys safe! This piece is made by Sharon who ensures each beautiful wooden key hook is sculpted using the shape of the beech…

A DELICATE FLASH OF GREEN…

Glasgow-based jeweller Alison’s intricate work has been on our Papa Stour website for many years and she continues to develop her range of beautiful necklaces, pendants and earrings. Her latest additions include the silver Catkin Pendant with Chrysoprase which adds a tiny and delicate flash of green. Alison uses a wide range of materials, techniques…

NEW WORK : TEXTILES

We are loving this new work from Astrid, which uses floral elements and primarily a palette of black and white – her work reflects and combines features of gardens, embroidery and bold graphic woodcut/relief prints. Her fabrics are screen printed in short runs and items are further embellished further with applique and hand and machine…

Christmas is for giving…away!

Christmas is for Giving …and we are giving away one £20 Gift Voucher every day for a week! For a chance to win today’s £20 Gift Voucher, simply Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE “Like” our Page and answer the question….

What’s Best – East or West?

Artist Adrian McMurchie portrays the best of both…. Born and educated in Glasgow, Adrian’s unique work is of an architectural nature, depicting buildings and cityscapes. Through his preferred medium of watercolour and ink Adrian expresses the dynamic contours of city buildings and reflects the vigour of urban and rural life especially the fishing villages of…

Take your knit…

The art of knitting has changed from a necessary skill to a recreational one, and it is wonderful that modern media has allowed knitters all over the world to share patterns, skills and advice through blogs and images. New knitting techniques, materials and technology encourage new textures and more intricate design. Despite the ability to…

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, SECC, Glasgow 22nd to 25th November 2012 Use Papa Stour’s Discount Code to give your friends and family £1 off the full price advance tickets for this year’s Country Living Christmas Fair 2012. Quote the code either ONLINE or on the phone in order to get this special rate. The…