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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...

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

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

Queen Victoria and a quiltRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

In 1892 a satin quilt was presented to Queen Victoria. This seemingly simple act was highly symbolic...

Calling all textile artists!Read MoreMay 20, 2017

Do you fancy entering an international exhibition of textile art?

Shetland Textile MuseumRead MoreMay 13, 2017

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

VersaillesRead MoreApril 29, 2017

We are watching the second series of Versailles and loving the costumes!

Films about Scotland's textile industriesRead MoreMarch 25, 2017

A reader of the blog (morning Karen!) has sent in this link to a DVD of various films about Scotland's textile industries.

Passage/sRead MoreFebruary 18, 2017

The artist, Do Ho Suh, has an exhibition in London at the Victoria Miro Gallery, N1: living spaces recreated in textile.

Collect 2017Read MoreFebruary 11, 2017

Richard McVetis is an embroiderer who works with painstaking patience to create beautiful pieces.

Five years that defined an eraRead MoreJanuary 7, 2017

The five years from 1966 until 1970 were a time of great changes which are still being felt today.