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SummertimeRead MoreApril 15, 2017


Even though we can still have snow, and in fact some of the white stuff is forecast over the next few days, summer is definitely on its way!

The Woman in BlueRead MoreApril 8, 2017


A reconstruction of a 10th Century Icelandic dress has been sent in to us, and has had us in awe of the workmanship and ingenuity of both the original and the new version.

The pocket squareRead MoreApril 8, 2017

Pocket squares have made a comeback over the last few years, but did you know they have a long and very interesting history?

Wool Week 2017Read MoreApril 8, 2017

Wool Week, as everyone knows, is a fab time to be in Shetland. Events, workshops and lots of woolly inspired fun...

Kniterate - a digital knitting machineRead MoreApril 8, 2017


We received news this week of a digital knitting machine which looks like a whole lotta fun to use!

The East Winds ProjectRead MoreApril 1, 2017


Next weekend, the 7th and 8th April, two special concerts are going to be held, one in Mareel in Lerwick and one in Cullivoe, Yell.

Studio space in BressayRead MoreApril 1, 2017


If you fancy taking on a shared space in Bressay, have a look at the poster below.

Powell-Cotton MuseumRead MoreApril 1, 2017


On a recent visit to London we did something that I have been wanting to do for years. We visited the Powell-Cotton Museum to see the dioramas...

The art of printing fishRead MoreApril 1, 2017


A few months ago an embroidery of a coelacanth, that most amazing of fish, came out of its rolling tube and was installed on a wall in the studio.  The piece was made by South African Walter Oltmann working in collaboration with a women's co-operative and has attracted a great deal of attentio...

Congratulations, Ann SuttonRead MoreApril 1, 2017

This week our friend and esteemed advisor to GlobalYell Textiles, Ann Sutton, is giving the annual Fielding Lecture for the Crafts Council.