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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?

Between the Web and the LoomRead MoreSeptember 27, 2014


A loyal friend of this blog has sent in a fascinating piece which is a collaboration between a tapestry weaver, a dancer and a choreographer, and a moving image artist.

The little bird that canRead MoreSeptember 27, 2014

Living, as we do, at the edge of the UK, it is sometimes easy to forget that we are part of a wider world with intricate connections and dependencies on things we may not have even heard of.

Painting with lightRead MoreSeptember 23, 2014


Imagine looking into the night sky and seeing... a teapot? Well, it is now a reality!

Waiting for the green manRead MoreSeptember 19, 2014

Waiting for the green man so you can cross the road will never be the same again! Smart (the folk that brought those cute cars to our street) have got dance fever...

The Knitting and Stitching Show continuedRead MoreSeptember 19, 2014

Our plans for the Knitting and Stitching Show in October are taking shape. We have planned and plotted, cut and sewn, and now we are ready to go.

Castanets forever?Read MoreSeptember 18, 2014

That unique sound of flamenco, the click of the castanet, is in danger of dying out.

Harris Tweed at PrimarkRead MoreSeptember 18, 2014

The Hebridean fabric, Harris Tweed, has arrived at Primark.

British fashion and musicRead MoreSeptember 18, 2014

There is a great programme on iPlayer at the moment, all about how music has changed fashion in Britain since the 60's