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Shetland Wool Week 2021Read MoreMarch 13, 2021

It will come as no surprise that this year's Shetland Wool Week has been cancelled.

The lost textile of RyukyuRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


The Ryukyu Kingdom flourished from the 15th to the 19th Century in what is now Okinawa.

The prehistory of Shetland TweedRead MoreMarch 6, 2021

Before tweed there was wadmal, and before wadmal there was...

International Women's DayRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


It is International Women's Day on March 8th. Happy celebrations everyone!

Article of the week - number fifty - a silk mapRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


Each week, a piece from the collection is chosen to highlight on the blog. This time it is a silk map.

Loving the EarthRead MoreMarch 6, 2021

Sometimes it seems that a Really Big Problem is just too huge to to deal with. Here is something we can all do to help.

Shetland TweedRead MoreFebruary 27, 2021

Over the next few weeks the blog will be featuring some of the newly completed research from the Masters' Degree.

Socially responsible textilesRead MoreFebruary 27, 2021


The fashion and garment industries around the world are becoming more responsible for their production.

Parachuting to MarsRead MoreFebruary 27, 2021

The news this week has been full of pictures from Mars and the successful landing of NASA's rover.

Article of the week - number forty-nine - a printed cotton clothRead MoreFebruary 27, 2021


Each week an article from the collection is selected for inclusion on the blog. This time it is a cotton cloth printed with Viking ships.