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John Lewis revisitedRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

Following on from last week's entry about John Lewis, one of our readers has sent in some links to more information.

The kimonoRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

The Japanese kimono is truly a work of art. A programme, available in the UK on iPlayer, shows the handmade production of this traditional garment.

Photographs of the SamiRead MoreJuly 1, 2017


Regular readers of this blog may remember that I was in Iceland and Greenland last year where I saw the stunning "Weather Diaries" exhibition.

How to read a dressRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

This looks like a fun, not to mention informative, thing to do of a July evening!

Simmer DimRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

It is the height of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and we have the longest days in the UK to enjoy.

John LewisRead MoreJune 22, 2017

On the last textile tour we had a guest who works for John Lewis, familiar to those of us in the UK as department stores and Waitrose groceries. Susanne told us about their textile collection.

Inspiration for warpsRead MoreJune 22, 2017


We have a busy few months ahead with interns, visitors and volunteers. Each one has a different project to do while they are here.

Larks, and Shalders, and Bonxies. Oh my!Read MoreJune 22, 2017

If you have been to Shetland in the Summer you will know that the islands are full of bird song.

ShantyMen in PortsoyRead MoreJune 22, 2017

This weekend the ShantyYellMen, our sea shanty group, is off to Portsoy Boat Festival.

Fun things to do on a textile tour!Read MoreJune 17, 2017

This week I have been running another tour of Shetland. One thing I like to do is to take advantage of whatever is going on in the isles.