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News in the studioRead MoreNovember 21, 2015

As the Christmas season draws closer and the winter begins to bite, we are getting ready for next year and the summer.

Klimt updatedRead MoreNovember 21, 2015

If you like Gustav Klimt, you will love this! The photographer, Inge Prader has recreated some of the artist's best known paintings with live models for an HIV/ AIDS secession themed ball.

Orkney tweedsRead MoreNovember 19, 2015

Our neighbours in Orkney have hallmarked the Orkney tweed brand and are making their tweeds in Shetland. How fantastic!

Cloth from GlobalYellRead MoreNovember 11, 2015


We are very pleased and very proud to tell you all that our first EVER commercial cloth is back from the finishers and it looks and feels fabulous.

Dyeing plywoodRead MoreNovember 9, 2015

Here is an interesting and unexpected offshoot to one firm's textile dyeing operation - plywood veneers.

When is a rope not a rope?Read MoreNovember 4, 2015

The Brazilian artist, Janaina Mello, has just installed an continuation of her "cyclorama" series as an artwork in Paris.

A miniature loomRead MoreNovember 4, 2015

Do you enjoy watching the BBC programme Antiques Roadshow? Well, this week's episode was full of surprises.

Update on Fiona DalyRead MoreNovember 3, 2015


Fiona Daly, our weaver in residence in 2012, has just been interviewed for the online journal, The Island Review.

The Iron Lady's clothesRead MoreNovember 3, 2015

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has turned down a donation of Margaret Thatcher's clothes because they are not of "outstanding aesthetic or technical quality"... apparently.

Textile tours 2016Read MoreOctober 28, 2015

I can't believe that it is that time of year again, when we announce our dates for the next textile journeys in Shetland.