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August 29, 2013 By Andy Ross

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The Shetland Museum and Archive Store

The Shetland Museum has an amazing collection of textiles on display. But hidden away is the fantastic collection of weave from the Adies of Voe company.

The Store is a little way out of town, hidden on a small industrial estate. It is housed in a corrugated iron building which hides the delights that are waiting to be discovered. The easiest way to get access to the collections is to contact the Museum and ask to visit the Store.  

Inside and upstairs is the work area and it was here that I spent a wonderful afternoon being blown away by colour that I had not seen in Shetland weave before. To give you an idea, here are some pictures of what I found.

Thanks to the enthusiastic staff at the Archive Store who helped us out, especially curator Carol Christiansen. What an eye-opener this visit has been.