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Hair tapestryRead MoreAugust 29, 2015

Have you heard the latest trend in hair do's? Woven sections using embroidery threads.

Warping AlvinRead MoreAugust 29, 2015

Alvin, our new loom, is having a warp, the first, put on. It is a steep learning curve!

Of books and books and booksRead MoreAugust 29, 2015


Recently we have had a spate of purchasing books on eBay, the auction site.

Neil MussonRead MoreAugust 27, 2015

Over on textileartist.org, there is a very interesting piece about Neil Musson, tutor at the Open College of the Arts.

Capillary action in actionRead MoreAugust 22, 2015


Friends of the blog are always sending in interesting things. Here is one such submission.

The week that wasRead MoreAugust 22, 2015


Last week was, as we say, Full On! We installed looms, ran open days and a textile tour. Here are some pictures of what we got up.

Shetland Wool Week 2016Read MoreAugust 21, 2015

It is never too early to advertise Wool Week! Dates for next year's festival of all things woolly have been announced.

The week aheadRead MoreAugust 8, 2015


Dear readers of the blog... we have a BIG week ahead of us.

The Edinburgh Tattoo meets BollywoodRead MoreAugust 7, 2015

This year, the Shetland fiddle group, Hjaltibonhoga, is sporting Bollywood inspired costume at the Tattoo.

John CraskeRead MoreAugust 7, 2015


A couple of weeks ago a friend told me about John Craske, a fisherman who turned to painting and embroidery when he became ill.