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Handmade in MexicoRead MoreDecember 9, 2017

On BBC iPlayer there is a lovely short film about the making of a huipil, the Central American garment.

Zimbabwe - A personal noteRead MoreDecember 2, 2017

As most of you who read this blog know, I hail from Zimbabwe and the country is very dear to my heart, not least because most of my family still live there.

Fruity KnittingRead MoreDecember 2, 2017

A few months ago, during Shetland Wool Week, Andrea and Andrew from the Fruity Knitting podcast came up to Yell to see the studio and to conduct an interview.

Scythians at the British MuseumRead MoreDecember 2, 2017


There is a fascinating exhibition at the British Museum in London; ancient Siberians called the Scythians.

A trip to South AfricaRead MoreDecember 2, 2017


After a month's rest, we are back from a holiday in South Africa where we saw some amazing things.

Bark cloth from TanzaniaRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

A parcel arrived today; one with a lovely surprise in it.

A BIG BirthdayRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

Many of you have met Maggie who volunteers for us, sewing, making coffee, entertaining and generally keeping the place in order. I am sure she is going to be displeased with me telling you all but...

A rest for the blogRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

It has been a Very Busy Summer and now it is time to rest...

Information on tweed blanketsRead MoreOctober 21, 2017


This week we have are looking for some information on two tweed blankets.

On tour in OctoberRead MoreOctober 21, 2017


Although the ordinary tours of the isles are finished for the summer there have been two booked for October...