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Weaving hatsRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

Also on the BBC is an enchanting short film about the weaving of hats from pandanus on one of the Pacific islands: Rurutu.

CivilisationsRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

Over on BBC, the series Civilisations is on iPlayer. We are thoroughly enjoying watching it.

New books for the libraryRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

Sometimes, just sometimes, a walk into one of our local second-hand shops comes up trumps. We have some new books in the library thanks to just such happenstance.

Wool Week is hereRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

Wool Week is here and Shetland is filling up with enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Carpets but not as we know themRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

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Check out these magic carpets from artist Ann Carrington.

Fair Isle and AndalusiaRead MoreSeptember 15, 2018

The Shetland Museum windows are home to two woven banners which come with intriguing backgrounds.

A mushroom bagRead MoreSeptember 15, 2018

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No, not a bag FOR mushrooms. THIS is a bag made FROM mushrooms.

The cosmos, knitted.Read MoreSeptember 15, 2018

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On the other side of the world, in Australia, Sarah Spencer has engineered a domestic knitting machine to make a stupendous map of the constellations.

Autumn in ShetlandRead MoreSeptember 14, 2018

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The ending of the summer in Shetland is always dramatic.

Edward Burne-JonesRead MoreSeptember 8, 2018

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The Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer, Edward Burne-Jones, is the focus of an exhibition coming to Tate Britain in October.