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Neil MussonRead MoreAugust 27, 2015

Over on textileartist.org, there is a very interesting piece about Neil Musson, tutor at the Open College of the Arts.

Capillary action in actionRead MoreAugust 22, 2015


Friends of the blog are always sending in interesting things. Here is one such submission.

Shetland Wool Week 2016Read MoreAugust 21, 2015

It is never too early to advertise Wool Week! Dates for next year's festival of all things woolly have been announced.

The week aheadRead MoreAugust 8, 2015


Dear readers of the blog... we have a BIG week ahead of us.

The Edinburgh Tattoo meets BollywoodRead MoreAugust 7, 2015

This year, the Shetland fiddle group, Hjaltibonhoga, is sporting Bollywood inspired costume at the Tattoo.

John CraskeRead MoreAugust 7, 2015


A couple of weeks ago a friend told me about John Craske, a fisherman who turned to painting and embroidery when he became ill.

An Inca bridgeRead MoreJuly 29, 2015

The grass bridge of Q’eswachaka in Peru must surely be one of the engineering marvels of the world and a testament to the power of the community that remakes it each year.

How (not) to hang a tapestry Read MoreJuly 27, 2015


Last week we posted pictures of our new studio including one of a piece newly hung... and not hung very well! Here is how it should be done.

Creating clothes at homeRead MoreJuly 27, 2015

The advent of rapid prototyping, the technology that most people know as 3D printing, has led to all sorts of interesting projects. Here is one from a student who has made her final fashion collection using the method.

An update on the new studioRead MoreJuly 25, 2015


We are nearing the end of the project up here in Yell. Here is what we are doing to finish off the work.