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The tweed research projectRead MoreSeptember 23, 2017

Recently our tweed research project has been coming up in conversation. Here is why...

The National ArchivesRead MoreSeptember 23, 2017

The National Archive at Kew is the repository for documents of national importance but did you know that it also has an extensive textile collection?

A Wool Week updateRead MoreSeptember 23, 2017

This week has been busy with visitors and Wool Week of course!

Haegri, the knitted VikingRead MoreSeptember 16, 2017

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On a recent tour a knitted Viking was presented to us. Haegri, the Shetland name for a Grey Heron, is now the official mascot for our tours...

ZeroRead MoreSeptember 16, 2017

I have been reading a fascinating book, all about nothing.

Shetland Wool Week 2017Read MoreSeptember 16, 2017

It is finally here! Next week Wool Week starts in Shetland.

New book for the libraryRead MoreSeptember 16, 2017

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As regular readers of the blog know we continually add to the books in the reference library. Here is another: Hand weaving patterns from Finland.

Fair Isle 2018Read MoreSeptember 16, 2017

We have managed to get dates for our trip to Fair Isle next year.

The last tour of the summerRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

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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?