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FlannelRead MoreDecember 8, 2018

Here is an interesting story about flannel in the USA.

What's on Alvin?Read MoreDecember 8, 2018

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We have been weaving fabric for the summer this month. Here is what is on Alvin at the moment.

Looking for information about Shetland's tweedsRead MoreDecember 8, 2018

2019 is going to be An Exciting Year! There are the usual goings-on at the studio, but also music, and fashion, and the next stage of the tweed research project.

Christmas greetings 2018Read MoreDecember 5, 2018

I know it is early but Merry Christmas everyone!

The Art of ScienceRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

Have you ever seen embroidery and quilting used as a teaching aid for astronomy?

Craft residencies... in Newfoundland and Labrador!Read MoreDecember 1, 2018

Joanne B Kaar, who you may remember makes artists cabinets of curiosity amongst other art, sent in this link to some craft residencies. What a fantastic opportunity to do some exploring.

Shetland's NovemberRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

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Shetland in November sounds cold. Maybe, but it is also almost impossibly beautiful...

Harris Tweed filmRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

A friend recently sent a link to a film from the National Library of Scotland, all about Harris Tweed.

Some new booksRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

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We have some new-to-the-library books.

Returning treasuresRead MoreNovember 24, 2018

We all know the debate; the pros and cons of returning antiquities and artefacts that have been collected from around the world in the colonial eras. Here are some pieces that African countries would like back.