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Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

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It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Next year's residenciesRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is already time to be thinking about summer 2020!

Finding family - the story of a Yorùbá CostumeRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

Textiles are important and just about every important museum in the world has some in their collections. Here is an interesting exhibition currently on in the Brooklyn Museum.

Crocheting a treeRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

In 2018, the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto made a crochet tree inside Zurich's Central Station.

T E Lawrence's waistcoat and jacketRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

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During the First World War, T E Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia became famous for his liaison work during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

Threads of LifeRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

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Thanks to a tip from a reader of the blog we have a new book for the library.

A full weekRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

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This week we have been doing all sorts of things.

How to say "Hello" in ShetlandRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

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Two friends from Australia came on one of the textile tours a little while back and returned home full of enthusiasm!

Indigo in PeruRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

The history of textile dyeing is fascinating, and none more so than indigo.