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New scarvesRead MoreAugust 12, 2017


Last week on the blog there was an article about the scarves that we were weaving. I say "were" because they are all done!

Music degreeRead MoreAugust 12, 2017

This week I have had some Exciting News!

A beautiful bookRead MoreAugust 12, 2017


As you know, we love books in the studio and we have a collection of many kinds, including some illustrated by autolithographs.

Revitalising the kimonoRead MoreAugust 12, 2017


A few years ago we started to collect kimonos for the research and reference library. Their interesting fabrics, colours and shapes caught our eye...

Songs and spells of Orkney and ShetlandRead MoreAugust 5, 2017


Jeanette Nowak is a local artist and her new exhibition has just opened in Yell at the Old Haa.

What's On The LoomRead MoreAugust 5, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we ordered new yarns for the next set of cloths but we cannot get them for another few weeks because of hols. So this is what we are doing.

Summer visitors revisitedRead MoreAugust 5, 2017

This summer we have seen many people and some of them are repeat visitors.

A book with a surprise Read MoreAugust 5, 2017

There is a new-to-the-library book with a lovely surprise hidden inside...

A new bookRead MoreJuly 29, 2017


Over the past few months we have been doing some research into the tweeds from Shetland, dating from the 1920's until today. And now the book to accompany the research is almost finished!

Of orcas and a pilot whaleRead MoreJuly 29, 2017

This week we have had happy news and a sad tale all to do with the life in the seas that surround us.