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Dying craftsRead MoreMay 6, 2017

One might suspect that the title of this entry on a textile blog is a spelling error but, sadly, no.

Working on the loomRead MoreMay 6, 2017

Putting a warp on Alvin, our loom at the studio, is a satisfying task...

Shetland summer beginsRead MoreMay 6, 2017

Last week we were in the middle of a cold spell, so cold in fact that there was snow and ice. This week things are entirely different.

Conserving textilesRead MoreMay 6, 2017

The American Museum of Natural History's anthropology collection has some artefacts from Siberia, and these require some extra special care and attention.

Art in a community - DenmarkRead MoreApril 29, 2017

Denmark is a small town in Western Australia with a vibrant arts focus which includes textiles...

VersaillesRead MoreApril 29, 2017

We are watching the second series of Versailles and loving the costumes!

Rebrand of STLARead MoreApril 29, 2017

Did you know that the Scottish Textiles and Leather Association has rebranded and is now Textiles Scotland?

A magical place - Fair IsleRead MoreApril 29, 2017


The island of Fair Isle, halfway between Orkney and Shetland, is a place of myth and magic for many.

Summer time workshop weekendRead MoreApril 22, 2017

This summer I am running a weekend of workshops in July.

April showersRead MoreApril 22, 2017

Just a word of advice for anyone visiting us in the next few weeks. Bring warm clothes!