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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.

Jan Tait and the BearRead MoreJuly 31, 2015

The Shetland Islands are known for music and textiles, but they also have a secret craft - storytelling.

MarbleRead MoreJuly 31, 2015

Marble, that most luxurious of stone, is the focus of this film by Yuri Ancanari.

An Inca bridgeRead MoreJuly 29, 2015

The grass bridge of Q’eswachaka in Peru must surely be one of the engineering marvels of the world and a testament to the power of the community that remakes it each year.