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The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986


Making Memories

The Making Memories group meets every Thursday at The Little Shop of Memory. We are united by a love of learning and talking about craft skills. We visit exhibitions, meet with local crafts people, share our own skills and experiences and sometimes even put together exhibitions of the work we have made.

Bryony Knox and Willie discuss the finer points of metal work.

Professor Dorothy Hogg OBE teaching Maureen how to make twisted wire earrings.

Working on Jewellery designs with Mirka Janeckova surrounded by an exhibition of Memory Mosaics made with Helen Miles.

The group visit Frances Priest at her studio.

Visiting the weaving studio of James Donald.

The group is organised by Edinburgh artist and designer Frances Priest and we are partnered with Craft Scotland’s outreach and education programme which allows us to work with talented local artists and designers. Previous contributors include: Metalsmith Bryony Knox, Furniture Designer Isabelle Moore, Mosaic Artist Joanna Kessel, Weaver James Donald, Milliner Sally-Anne Provan, Lingerie Designer Hazel Lethaby, Textile Designer Karen Mabon, Glass Artist Amanda Baron, Signwriter Robin Abbey, Violin Maker Neil Mcwilliam, Jeweller Prof. Dorothy Hogg OBE, Ceramic Artist Mella Shaw, Jeweller Mirka Janekova, Glass Artists Jeff Zimmer & Illustrator Lucy Roscoe.

The group is open to all but numbers are limited. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining the group why not get in touch… And if you have a craft skill you’d be willing to share with the group we’d love to hear from you!

Practical information


Thursdays, between 11am and 1pm.
Sandwich lunch provided. Booking is essential.


The Little Shop of Memory

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Practical information

Contact us
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by phone: 07714 783 726

Find us
The Little Shop of Memory is open 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.
Find us on the first floor next to Debenhams, at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

West Lothian Reminiscence Centre is open 11am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Find us next to Iceland, at The Centre, Livingston, EH54 6HR.

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