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Scythians at the British MuseumRead MoreDecember 2, 2017


There is a fascinating exhibition at the British Museum in London; ancient Siberians called the Scythians.

Arms and LegsRead MoreOctober 7, 2017

The Shetland Textile Museum has a new competition.

People who touch woolRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

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

How to read a dressRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

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

Shetland Textile MuseumRead MoreMay 13, 2017


If you are coming to Shetland, pay a visit to the Shetland Textile Museum.

Conserving textilesRead MoreMay 6, 2017

The American Museum of Natural History's anthropology collection has some artefacts from Siberia, and these require some extra special care and attention.

Powell-Cotton MuseumRead MoreApril 1, 2017


On a recent visit to London we did something that I have been wanting to do for years. We visited the Powell-Cotton Museum to see the dioramas...

Textures in the landscapeRead MoreMarch 11, 2017


The Shetland Museum has an exhibition in Da Gadderie which has given me food for thought this week.

Making clothes from what is availableRead MoreJune 25, 2016


Somewhat icky-sounding but very practical, clothes have been made from various innards for centuries.

MissoniRead MoreJune 4, 2016

Apparently the Missoni exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London is absolutely and definitely worth a visit.