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Read our latest news here, but don't forget to check our facebook and twitter pages, as well as our blog to really see what goes on 'behind the scenes!'

Brand New Cloth for Made in Dagenham

March 15th, 2016

We have a brand new cloth.

Introducing No 0896 Big Ben Clock Face, which measures at approx 36x18ft.

We initially designed this cloth as part of our brand new set for Made in Dagenham, however this cloths versatility means that it would be more than suitable for a number of different shows. 

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Brand New Cloth!

March 2nd, 2016

We have a brand new cloth.

Meet 0895 Castle Landscape, which measures at approx 18x36 feet.

This is a wonderful fairytale castle scene thats perfect for any pantomimes. With a picturesque landscape and a colourful turreted palace this cloth is perfect for any princess looking for her happily ever after.

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New Set - The Lion King Jnr

October 1st, 2015

We have two brand new cloths for The Lion King Jnr 

0890 Elephants Graveyard 14x32

0891 African Savannah 14x32


Make sure you enquire today to avoid missing out


Hawick AOS is Fabulous Baby!

April 9th, 2015

Murder Music and Mayhem - it can only be Hawick AOSs production of Sister Act featuring some very naughty nuns

Read our latest blog here

You Cant Stop The Beat of Galashiels AOS

March 31st, 2015

Read what we thought of GAOS 2015 production of Hairpray by visiting our blog here

Photo Credit Sheila Scott Photography

Youre Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile!

March 18th, 2015

We have a brand new blog post!

Read what we thought about Selkirk Amateur Operatic Societys 2015 production of Annie by visiting our blog here


The Border Studio joins the fight against Cancer

February 4th, 2015

Some of our friends and customers may remember dealing with Thomas, Kates husband and Tamsins father who sadly lost his battle with lung cancer back in 2006.

This year his daughter Tamsin, our Marketing & Social Media Coordinator has signed up to run a 10km race in his memory, raising money for Cancer Research UK.

The race is not till next January but that is ok as Tamsin is not a runner so she says she needs plenty of time to train! Cancer Research is a fantastic charity that is leading the way in the fight against cancer. Recent statistics show that 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetimes, however recent breakthroughs in finding a cure means that rates of survival and recovery are increasing. Today also happens to be World Cancer Day so make sure you check out the Cancer Research Twitter page to see how people across the world are uniting and showing their support in the fight against cancer.

If you would like to show your support for Tamsin in her run and donate some money to Cancer Research then you can do so by visiting her Just Giving page here

You can also follow her training progress via our blog and Facebook pages. We know she has nearly a year to prepare but to keep her motivated and on track she has signed up for some smaller, more relaxed events this year - the nearest being the Manchester Moon Rise 5km Run at the end of April

Go, Tamsin, Go!

Brand new Sister Act backcloth!

January 29th, 2015

We have a brand new backcloth available to order

Meet Cloth No 0888 Cathedral Window Interior

This cloth measures at 36 feet by 18 feet and is perfect for Sister Act and features a luxurious Abbey interior - with intricately detailed tapestries as well as a fabulous stained glass window. Check it out on the website and enquire about it here

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From Cubs to Bears

January 21st, 2015

On Tuesday 20th January Kate was kindly invited to speak about our #bearinablanket project to the Selkirk Cubs Group.

It was a great evening where Kate spoke to the Cubs about her travels in Egypt, the places she had visited and the people she had met and ultimately what had inspired her to start up the #bearinablanket project. Read more on our blog

 If you would like to get involved with our #bearinablanket project then click this link to download a PDF file with more information, as well as some instructions to help get you started. You can also email with any questions or contact us via our Facebook page.

 Happy knitting!


Add some Magic & Sparkle to your Christmas this year!

December 16th, 2014


As I am sure you are all aware Christmas is just around the corner and Christmas really is not Christmas without the decorations

Some of you may already have your trees up and baubles polished whilst the rest of us are groaning at the thought of having to wrestle your tree out the attic and untangle yards of fairy lights 

Over here at The Border Studio we like to think that we are quite a creative bunch, and we do like to sink our teeth into a good DIY project as shown by our enthusiasm for knitting blankets and bears for our bearinablanket project

This year I decided to put together a list of some of my favourite DIY and How To projects to help you decorate your house in a more creative, and even cost efficient way

Some of these would also be really fun activities you could do with your own children and grandchildren or with youth groups in the lead up to Christmas and you will end up with handmade decorations that are a bit more special then a multipack of coloured baubles from the local garden centre

Of course crafts are not for everyone but if you do feel up for a challenge with decorating your house this year then this guide is perfect for those who want to be a bit more creative and hands-on

We certainly think our customers are very creative and hands on and definitely willing to take on any challenge
We have tried to find detailed how to guides for each project so just click on the links to find out how to do them yourself We hope you enjoy!

To read this blog then please click here

Gearing up for Panto Season...

December 4th, 2014

We have a new blog post live

Follow this link to read about what has been getting us excited this Panto Season

Featuring plenty of glossy pictures and videos to watch as well as mention about the forthcoming Panto Day

Let us know what you think in the comments below

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Creative Futures 2014

October 25th, 2014


We were kindly invited by the artists at the WASPS studios across the road from us to join them and other representatives from the creative industry in an afternoon event focused on encouraging young people to get involved in a creative future.

This was a great event focused on engaging young people aged from 13 to 25, and talking to them about their possible career routes into a creative job. There were lots of different companies and different creative pursuits represented, from us - theatrical designers, to independent artists, Voice Of My Own filmmakers and representatives from Heriot Watt University and the Borders Arts Festival.

We were incredibly impressed by the enthusiasm of the young people who attended and also by how many of them had heard of our company through our work experience programmes with the local schools, or from performing in shows which featured our sets! We came away with a notebook full of enquiries about work experience placements with us which was great as we love having people come and join us here at the Studio, but also because getting as much experience as possible is incredibly important if you want to pursue a creative career or get a spot at art college!

The WASPS Studios themselves are also an incredibly inspiring place to visit. Many Borders based artists have their own studios within the building which gives them a space to allow them to focus on their work as well as be able to display finished pieces that are up for sale. It is a very light, peaceful enviroment and as I had not had a chance to visit it before, I found it really interesting to be able to wander around and see artists at work. It is a really friendly, comfortable enviroment and was perfect for hosting this event.

Overall the Creative Futures event was a great success, it was well attended by lots of different people who all shared a passion for working in the creative arts and it was lovely to meet other artists who are based in the Borders and hearing about their work. We are looking forward to attending the next one already!

To see images in high quality and post comments please visit our blog, where you will also be able to see lots of our earlier posts about life in the Studio.

Let us know what you think!