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Bark cloth from TanzaniaRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

A parcel arrived today; one with a lovely surprise in it.

Information on tweed blanketsRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

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This week we have are looking for some information on two tweed blankets.

On tour in OctoberRead MoreOctober 21, 2017

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Although the ordinary tours of the isles are finished for the summer there have been two booked for October...

Shetland Women's InstitutesRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

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Today was the opening of an exhibition for, by and about the Shetland branches of the Scottish Women's Institute.

Knitting... for cars?Read MoreOctober 14, 2017

The Shima Seiki name is known to anyone in the knitwear industry for its innovative machines which make all in one garments and gloves, but now the company is working with the automotive industry.

The colours of OctoberRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

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The end of the year is always dramatic in Shetland, both weatherwise and in the colours of the landscape under the lowering sun.

New books for the libraryRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

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Our library has two new additions: books on tartans.

Vikings and IslamRead MoreOctober 14, 2017

A recent discovery has been made which sheds much more light on a fascinating topic - the extensive trade between the Vikings and the Islamic world.

Arms and LegsRead MoreOctober 7, 2017

The Shetland Textile Museum has a new competition.

Cloths from The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreOctober 7, 2017

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Last week I put up a short video of Alvin-the-loom working away on some new cloths. This week the fabrics are finished!