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The last tour of the summerRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017


We have just finished the last tour of the summer. The last of the scheduled ones anyway.

The menswear archiveRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

Did you know that there is an archive of menswear that was created so that the technical and functional aspects of clothing could be studied?

People who touch woolRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

A new exhibition has just begun at the Shetland Museum and Archives: People who touch wool.

Wallace Sewell showRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017

The design duo, Wallace Sewell, is coming to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London in October.

Tweed in ShetlandRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017


This week I gave a talk at the Textile Museum about the History and Heritage of Shetland Tweed.

The magic of double weaveRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017

Did you know that there is a way to make two layers of cloth at the same time? Or cones? Or tubes? There is and it is a technique known as double weave.

New acquisitionsRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017

If you have recently visited the studio you will know that we have a collection of interesting clothing and textiles from around the world.

Touring, coffee and cakeRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017


Although the air up here in the North is fast chilling and the days are shortening quickly, there is still plenty to do, including touring the isles.

More weaving patternsRead MoreAugust 26, 2017

Every so often Handweaving.net offers a set of old patterns, redrafted and tested, and available online for free!

Funny ferriesRead MoreAugust 26, 2017

We love our Shetland Traffic News and Advice which tells us what is going on in the isles with a dash of humour!