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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.

Woven gardensRead MoreAugust 5, 2014


It is late summer here in Shetland and the light is changing daily. The sun is lower in the sky and the long days are giving way to long nights. But in the garden and in the land flowers are blooming their hearts out.

Music in times of conflictRead MoreAugust 5, 2014

The sad truth of the world, no matter where you live or when, is that conflict happens. Here are some links to music from those times.

A public display of laceRead MoreJuly 30, 2014


Across the water a Warsaw artist is beautifying public spaces with... wait for it... lace!

iPod pouches to keep your technology warm!Read MoreJuly 29, 2014


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