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Thank you Read MoreJuly 12, 2019

Thank you everyone for the birthday thoughts. What a week that was!

Frances RichardsRead MoreJune 22, 2019


The artist Frances Richards is the subject of a retrospective at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Gallery.

A short hiatus from the blogRead MoreJune 22, 2019

On the 2nd July I shall be going down to London to celebrate my birthday: my fiftieth.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Show Your StripesRead MoreJune 22, 2019

Climate change is a complex thing to get across. Here is an attempt to make things a little clearer.

A unique braRead MoreJune 15, 2019

The designer of a bra unique to each individual wearer has won the Lexus Design Award 2019.

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019


Over the time we have been in the buildings in Sellafirth, fourteen years now, we have been looking after the wild flowers that come up each year in what looks like barren ground.

A little more about sheepRead MoreJune 15, 2019

Recently I bought a book in Lerwick which looked like it could be of interest for the tweed research project. It most definitely is!

Stitching leavesRead MoreJune 15, 2019


This week, thanks to our friends over at designboom.com, we met Susanna Bauer who does amazing things with leaves and stitching.

Natalia GoncharovaRead MoreJune 8, 2019


Here is a must-see exhibition at London's Tate Modern: Natalia Goncharova.