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New books for the library Read MoreFebruary 16, 2019

We have some new books for the library: Conquest and Overlord, Embroidery, Silk-Screen Production Process and Michael O'Connell.

A Sandison's blanketRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

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A new piece of Shetland's weave history has been added to the collection in Sellafirth: a blanket from Sandisons.

Woolly SpiresRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

Thanks to an eagle-eyed contributor from across the world, here is another chance to see some knitted churches...

Challenging received wisdomRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

This week the tweed research has taken a new turn and challenged some perceptions.

Design in the National ArchivesRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

A collection of papers, ephemera and articles is held in the National Archives in London's Kew. It contains some fascinating records including these which show Victorian design.

The Overlord TapestryRead MoreFebruary 9, 2019

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, this appliquéd and embroidered piece recognising the World War Two operation, is a true feat of artistry and needlework.

A crochet whizz!Read MoreFebruary 9, 2019

The Crafts Council's latest newsletter has a really lovely story about a young crochet star.

Touring Shetland in the summerRead MoreFebruary 8, 2019

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This year's tours of Shetland, May, June and July, promise to be a lot of fun!

Uncommon ThreadsRead MoreFebruary 8, 2019

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The Wabanaki, a grouping of people on the East Coast of America and Canada, have an intriguing history not least because of the political geography of the area. Recently we added a new book to the library which is all about the textiles, clothing and costume of these people: Uncommon Threads.

DiorRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

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The long-awaited Dior exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London has opened!