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The Needlework Development SchemeRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

In 1934 a project was developed between industry and art and design education. This was the Needlework Development Scheme.

Sir Henry Wellcome and the wooden statuetteRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

The pharmacist cum collector, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Sir Henry Wellcome, had an extensive collection of objects which spanned cultures across the globe. One piece is especially interesting.

The clocks have changedRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

By the time you receive this, dear readers, the clocks in the UK will have shifted to British Summertime.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 30, 2019


Over the next two years I am doing a Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art, looking at the history, practice and future of Shetland's tweeds. The research took a turn this week...

Happy Mothering Sunday!Read MoreMarch 30, 2019

In the UK we celebrate Mothering Sunday today.

Shetland tweed on the tellyRead MoreMarch 23, 2019

Shetland tweed was mentioned on the telly this week.

What's on the loom?Read MoreMarch 23, 2019


Alvin, the studio loom, is being busy...

A fascinating book... or threeRead MoreMarch 23, 2019


This week, some new books have arrived for the library.

A tough weekRead MoreMarch 23, 2019

This past week has seen some dreadful events across the globe but there is also hope and kindness.

Wool Week patron 2019Read MoreMarch 23, 2019

Many of you will know about Wool Week in Shetland, that celebration of all things woolly. This year's patron has just been announced.