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Shetland Tweed ResearchRead MoreFebruary 15, 2021

This week, on Wednesday, is the final part of the Research Degree with Glasgow School of Art: the viva.

Article of the Week - number forty-seven - A Canadian Arctic waistcoatRead MoreFebruary 15, 2021


Each week an article from the studio collection is selected to highlight in the blog. This time it is a waistcoat from the Canadian Arctic, pictured above.   Featuring the Rankin Inlet inuksuk, the standing stones that Inuit travellers place as a directional marker, this waistcoat is made fro...

An ocean of lifeRead MoreFebruary 15, 2021

Our blue planet has been immortalised in yarn.

The 14th FebruaryRead MoreFebruary 15, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day (almost) everyone.

Bernie Sanders' mittensRead MoreFebruary 6, 2021

Now, you probably all know about Bernie Sanders' mittens that nearly broke the interweb. There is more to that story...

Audrey WalkerRead MoreFebruary 6, 2021


Audrey Walker created embroideries of depth and imagination with a little subversion thrown in for good measure.

National Geographic does tweedRead MoreFebruary 6, 2021

The National Geographic in January published an article about tweed.

Article of the Week - number forty-six - A souvenir bannerRead MoreFebruary 6, 2021


Each week an article from the studio collection is chosen to highlight on the blog. This time it is a souvenir banner from the 1970s.

Reasonable BlackmanRead MoreFebruary 6, 2021

The trade in silk weaving became very lucrative in the 17th Century when French Protestant Huguenots settled, but there were silk weavers before then.

A Biblical royal purpleRead MoreJanuary 30, 2021


In the news this week is the discovery of purple-dyed textiles from Biblical times.