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Moomins in stitchesRead MoreDecember 17, 2014


Do you love the Moomins as much as we do? Tove Jansson's creations hold a special place in our hearts - we even have a set of the paperbacks STILL!

Spelling buttons - revisitedRead MoreDecember 13, 2014

Regular readers of this blog may remember the entry about the six hole buttons which can make letters and numbers when sewn on. A conversation followed...

Warner textile archiveRead MoreDecember 13, 2014

Recently a friend sent a link to a design archive which has kept us enthralled and engrossed.

The jacket which lights upRead MoreDecember 11, 2014


At £3,000, this jacket is not for the faint-hearted or short-of-cash but it probably is worth the price.

The Alternative Miss WorldRead MoreDecember 11, 2014

Andrew Logan's spectacular parties are the subject of a documentary on the BBC's iPlayer at the moment.

Business GatewayRead MoreDecember 11, 2014

Business Gateway, the training providers in Shetland for courses all to do with business, are running a craft development course next year in February.

"Printing" a dressRead MoreDecember 10, 2014

Browsing through the emails that come into my inbox each day, this dress caught my eye, not only because of its design but because it is made using the most modern of technologies.

Spelling buttonsRead MoreDecember 7, 2014

We love buttons. All kinds of buttons. And these are just up our street!

Whisky and tweed go togetherRead MoreDecember 5, 2014

Harris Tweed has come up with a novel smart material - a tweed that permanently smells like whisky.

The knitted double-decker busRead MoreDecember 5, 2014

Meanwhile, back in London, Magda Sayeg has yarnbombed a Routemaster bus as an ad. Fabulous!