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Textile tours 2017Read MoreAugust 27, 2016


Our textile tours are getting more and more popular. The first booking for 2017 has just been made so we got our skates on and did the brochure for next year...

Wool Week 2016Read MoreAugust 27, 2016

It's Wool Week month! The annual celebration of all things woolly and this year it will be bigger than ever.

Accounting for work in an Andean villageRead MoreAugust 27, 2016

You may know about the way the Incas counted, using string and knots to keep records. But here is a fascinating paper about the use of colour and stripes to do the same thing.

A new photoshootRead MoreAugust 20, 2016


A few weeks back the Shetland Tweed Company was asked to be part of a photoshoot. We supplied some fabric and a waistcoat and here are the fantastic results...

Fibonacci revisitedRead MoreAugust 19, 2016


Anyone who has visited the studio recently will have seen the woven whirlpool, commissioned from the Ann Sutton Foundation. Now a kind friend has sent me a link to something else about Fibonacci, the mathematics behind the sculpture.

Tweed research AugustRead MoreAugust 13, 2016

The tweed research project has started in earnest.

Textile toursRead MoreAugust 13, 2016

I am running a textile tour this week and we have found some very interesting things...

Reference library listRead MoreAugust 6, 2016

Thanks to volunteer, Rachel, we have a list now of the library books, magazines and resource materials.

Japanese Costume and Textile ArtsRead MoreAugust 6, 2016


A new book has just arrived to add to the reference collection - Japanese Costume and Textile Arts by Seiroku Noma.

New folk at the studioRead MoreJuly 30, 2016


We have two new people in our team at GlobalYell. Welcome Hannah and Alicja!