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The fun of drawingRead MoreJune 30, 2018


Recently I rediscovered drawing while on tour in Fair Isle with Shona Skinner from The Shetland Gallery.

Quilting soldiersRead MoreJune 23, 2018


In the 19th Century, soldiers involved in the conflicts of the day made patchwork and embroidered quilts but the reasons why they did this are obscure.

The Shetland Tweed Company shopRead MoreJune 23, 2018


The Shetland Tweed Company, owned by yours truly, has a new shop.

Linen StoriesRead MoreJune 23, 2018

A new touring exhibition traces the history and creative endeavour of the linen industry.

Open Day at Shetland Textile MuseumRead MoreJune 21, 2018

This Saturday, 23rd June, the Textile Museum in Lerwick is open to the public with free entry.

ABC of Men's FashionRead MoreJune 16, 2018

We have a new book in the library: Hardy Amies' ABC of Men's Fashion.

A stunning dayRead MoreJune 16, 2018


A few days ago we had the force of Storm Hector but you wouldn't believe it from this picture!

The Halsnøy BoatRead MoreJune 16, 2018

The Unst Boat Haven is one of the small museums in the isles and there is always something new to discover there.

A appeal for tweedRead MoreJune 16, 2018

The book about Shetland tweed is proceeding, albeit slowly!

The joy of storytellingRead MoreJune 16, 2018

Storytelling is part of tradition here in the isles. We are continuing that tradition in the tour bus.