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The woven pavilionRead MoreAugust 23, 2014

The University of Stuttgart and the Institute for Computational Design have created a pavilion based on the shells of beetles.

A blog about menswearRead MoreAugust 23, 2014

We have been looking for patterns for men's jackets and having quite a frustrating time of it until...

Fibre in your food?Read MoreAugust 23, 2014

Something fun for a Sunday morning. Food tailored from fabric. What a hoot!

New kinds of music-makingRead MoreAugust 23, 2014

As technology changes so our worlds change too, sometimes in quite radical ways. This new type of keyboard looks and sounds amazing.

Shetland NeedleworkersRead MoreAugust 21, 2014

The Shetland Needleworkers will be holding their AGM on September 9th in Islesburgh Community Centre. Here is the list of activities for the next year from the group.

Music calms the savage b(r)eastRead MoreAugust 21, 2014

A frequent contributor to this blog has sent in this astonishing story which goes to prove an adage...

Tapestry... and tapestryRead MoreAugust 16, 2014

We are on a textile tour this week and we have had a very good chat all about tapestries. A coincidence then that I had been speaking with a friend about exactly the same thing at the start of the week.

A low-cost childhood centreRead MoreAugust 9, 2014

A childhood centre in Colombia has just been opened in Villa Rica, Colombia which will make a real difference to the inner city.

Origami as you have (probably) never seen it...Read MoreAugust 9, 2014

The ancient art of origami has teamed up with science to come up with a robot that builds itself.

The sweet scents of summerRead MoreAugust 8, 2014

Well, I have finally joined the 21st Century and purchased an iPad. The last week has been spent exploring the inner recesses of the Web, finding all sorts of fascinating things.