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Scanning a spacesuitRead MoreJune 1, 2019

Another friend-of-the-blog has sent in an amazing link. Did you know that Neil Armstrong's spacesuit is being replicated for download?

ConvalescenceRead MoreJune 1, 2019

A friend-of-the-blog from the Southern Hemisphere is convalescing and has been busy corresponding about Interesting Things...

Changeable weatherRead MoreJune 1, 2019


The isles are always beautiful but this year they seem to be even more so!

Helping get Shetland an MRI scannerRead MoreMay 25, 2019


Shetland has been fundraising to get an MRI scanner for use up here in the isles.

The currency of clothRead MoreMay 25, 2019

Using cloth as a form of currency is an old practice. Could this be why we value some fabrics so highly?

The not-so-humble birchRead MoreMay 24, 2019

This week a friend gave us an amazing find.

Working with the woolRead MoreMay 24, 2019

A new book for the library, Working with the wool, has arrived.

CollafirthRead MoreMay 18, 2019


The little settlement of Collafirth lies in a secluded valley, closed at one end by hills and open to the sea at the other. And it hides a rather lovely secret.

Weavers of the CloudsRead MoreMay 18, 2019

London's Fashion and Textile Museum is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the textiles of Peru.

Eider ducksRead MoreMay 18, 2019


We are lucky in Shetland to play host to that charismatic bird: the eider.