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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!

Hip-hop and...wool?Read MoreAugust 26, 2017

Jamieson and Smith, aka the Wool Brokers, has made it onto the hip-hop stage.

Late summer visitorsRead MoreAugust 26, 2017

This week we have two visitors who are working on projects.

Mapping textile techniquesRead MoreAugust 26, 2017

Pakistan and India have a rich and varied tradition of creating textiles, beautifully illustrated in two maps.

Mimulus guttatusRead MoreAugust 19, 2017


This week the papers across the UK have been set a little aflutter by the news that there is a "new flower" in Shetland.

GlassRead MoreAugust 12, 2017

For some reason, glass is the topic du jour.