» Skip to content

Recent articles

View all stories


Sign up for our weekly updates which tell you what we have been up to, and what has been exciting us over the previous seven days.

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


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...

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


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


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?

People who touch woolRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

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