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Published: 03 December 2016

By Andy Ross

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Shetland in December

December is upon us and already it has been an exciting month!

Firstly, The Shetland Tweed Company received back the longest length of cloth that we have ever made. Woven by GlobalYell, the cloth looks fantastic as rolls and it feels good too. We are going to be selling lengths online (but if you are desperate, send us email!) and you can also see and feel the cloth at the studio. 

Then we were featured in Kate Davies blog and book, with pictures by Tom Barr. Isn't this wonderful! Thank you, Kate and Tom.

And our next run of Ann Sutton blankets has been woven now and we are finishing them in the studio. This is all in preparation for the summer to come...

Textile tours are proving popular this year - each of the tours has had bookings now and we are expecting a busy visitor season. We have a new website - take a look at it here. 

And, of course, the tweed research project is ongoing. Many interesting things are coming to light and each conversation seems to bring more information to light. We are now looking at a bigger project to find out even more.

It is a little strange to be talking about going off on holidays when we have just gotten back but Christmas this year is going to be in Wales for us. We leave on the 16th December and return in the middle of January. While I was down in London I spent time in the Barbican music library and it was a great place for research so I shall be finishing my college module (a BA Hons in Opera, as you may know) down there and then coming back to Shetland to continue weaving for the summer season.