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The forgotten fisherwomen of IcelandRead MoreOctober 7, 2017

Many Icelandic women used to fish for a living but today they are largely forgotten.

Arms and LegsRead MoreOctober 7, 2017

The Shetland Textile Museum has a new competition.

Cloths from The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreOctober 7, 2017


Last week I put up a short video of Alvin-the-loom working away on some new cloths. This week the fabrics are finished!

Culture and appropriationRead MoreSeptember 30, 2017

A recent article on the BBC news has raised some interesting questions about culture and who has the rights to use it.

The Eshaness ClothsRead MoreSeptember 30, 2017

The newest cloths are done!

Reflections Apo Hands Read MoreSeptember 30, 2017

A new booklet of photographs and poetry has been published, all to do with knitting and dementia.

An industry talk for Wool WeekRead MoreSeptember 29, 2017

Well, we have reached the end of Wool Week for 2017 and what a Wool Week it has been!

The tweed research projectRead MoreSeptember 23, 2017

Recently our tweed research project has been coming up in conversation. Here is why...

The National ArchivesRead MoreSeptember 23, 2017

The National Archive at Kew is the repository for documents of national importance but did you know that it also has an extensive textile collection?

A Wool Week updateRead MoreSeptember 23, 2017

This week has been busy with visitors and Wool Week of course!