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A man after our own heartsRead MoreOctober 18, 2014

Although this collector is fictional, we share the ethos and the joy of collecting!

Hothouse - Craft Council's support for makersRead MoreOctober 18, 2014

There are only two days left for applications to Hothouse, the Craft Council's programme which supports makers.

Dancing on the trainRead MoreOctober 18, 2014

This looks like a whole lot of fun! An Australian man starts a dance party on the train.

An embroidered bugRead MoreOctober 17, 2014


The artist Lindsay Taylor has been busy with her embroidered and sewn pieces which depict the natural world in all its glory.

Dior by DiorRead MoreOctober 15, 2014


GlobalYell's studio has a library which is open to the public.

Friends on the blogRead MoreOctober 15, 2014


Hello to all our new friends who have joined us from the Knitting and Stitching Show. Our blog comes out on a Sunday morning and is an eclectic collection which we hope you enjoy. Here is the reason why...

Singing on the overtonesRead MoreOctober 15, 2014

A kindly friend of the blog has sent in an interesting link about a very particular kind of singing. Have a look and listen to this...

The Knitting and Stitching Show 2014Read MoreOctober 11, 2014


This week we have been at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London's Alexandra Palace. What a week it has been!

Textile tours 2015Read MoreSeptember 29, 2014


We have dates for next year's tours of Shetland textiles!

Early man and musicRead MoreSeptember 27, 2014

Now here is something that is very interesting. Did you know that we may have been singing for a lot longer than we previously believed?