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Footwear for cold weatherRead MoreOctober 13, 2018

The Arctic requires some creative thinking if people are going to live there. Yet the Far North has been home to people for an estimated 40,000 years. Probably thanks to beautiful footwear like this.

It's a long wayRead MoreOctober 13, 2018


A friend recently posted a picture, on Facebook, of a handkerchief with an interesting print.

The Great Animal OrchestraRead MoreOctober 13, 2018

One of the joys of using Alvin-the-loom is that the weaver can listen to music while Alvin weaves away. Today serendipity was in the air.

A new way of looking at old textilesRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

The British Museum has developed an amazing new technique which images ancient textiles without destroying them.

No longer in a boxRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

You may have read that Shetland is no longer allowed to be placed in a box on the side of maps.

Underwater citiesRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

As the world grows more aware of sea-level rise and global warming so artists are getting involved in the debate in very interesting ways. Meet Daan Roosegaarde.

Bacteria-dyed clothRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

In the latest email from the UK Crafts Council is a fascinating story about bacteria being used to dye cloth.

An Adies of Voe sampleRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

This week a small piece of history has been donated to the studio collection.

IslandnessRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

A collaboration between Shetland and Newfoundland is focusing on the act of making.

The Shetland Tweed Company - autumn coloursRead MoreOctober 6, 2018


We have been making new cloths in the studio for The Shetland Tweed Company. This is the warp for the autumn collection.