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The Drum SongRead MoreApril 27, 2016

We were very lucky to be given a private demonstration of drum singing, sometimes called drum dancing, a traditional music from Greenland.

Opera and sheepRead MoreMarch 26, 2016

Have you heard about the operatic sheep on stage in New York?

Solar textiles continuedRead MoreMarch 5, 2016

Do you remember, a few weeks ago, we blogged about developments in solar textiles, fabrics which could harness power from the sun? The story continues...

The Fantastic Marble MachineRead MoreMarch 5, 2016

This week the wonder of the internet brought an amazing machine to the inbox at the studio.

The Christmas blogRead MoreDecember 12, 2015


The festive season is nearly here and this year we are off to exotic Shanghai for a few weeks. That means the blog won't be running for a few weeks so here is a look back at the year that is nearly done, and a glance at what is in store for 2016.

Hirda - a Shetland operaRead MoreNovember 28, 2015

This weekend we were very lucky to see Hirda, the new opera in Shetland dialect.

Next week's blogRead MoreSeptember 12, 2015

This is the week of the Big Trip. And the start of a whole new adventure for us at GlobalYell.

Jan Tait and the BearRead MoreJuly 31, 2015

The Shetland Islands are known for music and textiles, but they also have a secret craft - storytelling.

The colour of soundRead MoreJuly 22, 2015


You may know that we love music. And you will probably know, if you read this blog regularly, that we love yarns and textiles. Here is a project just up our street!

Craft and Visual Art meetingRead MoreJuly 4, 2015

If you are interested in visual art and craft, come along to a public meeting in a couple of weeks to chat with Shetland Arts.