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On an island, when resources are available, you gather them and work them to the best of your ability. Meeting crofters on the Western Isles revealed to me their ingenuity and relationship with the land, pushing me to ask: do we know how our belongings are made, where their materials come from or who made them? Working with Scottish Blackface Sheep, which are prevalent on the islands, I looked at the whole sheep and how each of its parts can be crafted into useful objects. Sadly, many of these skills are fading and so I present artefacts that explain how they are made, inspire engagement with the hands-on process and question the future of traditional making.

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