» Skip to content

Recent articles

View all stories


Sign up for our weekly updates which tell you what we have been up to, and what has been exciting us over the previous seven days.

T E Lawrence's waistcoat and jacketRead MoreAugust 3, 2019


During the First World War, T E Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia became famous for his liaison work during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

Threads of LifeRead MoreJuly 27, 2019


Thanks to a tip from a reader of the blog we have a new book for the library.

A full weekRead MoreJuly 27, 2019


This week we have been doing all sorts of things.

How to say "Hello" in ShetlandRead MoreJuly 27, 2019


Two friends from Australia came on one of the textile tours a little while back and returned home full of enthusiasm!

Indigo in PeruRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

The history of textile dyeing is fascinating, and none more so than indigo.

The Soul TremblesRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

Over in Tokyo's Mori Art Museum a new show by Chiharu Shiota is on until October.

PNITRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

If you haven't seen the multi-coloured, ever-changing wall sculpture created by Penuhaus for Providence's art festival, head on over!

Judy Martin and the Sense of TouchRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

The textile artist Judy Martin is a quilter but so much more than that...

Touring and workshoppingRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

Our tour of Shetland, five days of exploration, is coming to an end. What a brilliant time we have had!

A new addition to our collectionRead MoreJuly 20, 2019


We have added a lovely item to the textile collection - Mary Quant!