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Article of the Week - number sixty-two - a Zimbabwean batik Read MoreMay 29, 2021


This week's article from the studio collection is a batik painting from Zimbabwe.

Shetland Tweed Research - a conclusionRead MoreMay 29, 2021

For the past few months the recently completed Research degree into Shetland Tweed has been condensed.

Discovering Textiles - Welsh Tapestry BlanketsRead MoreMay 29, 2021


The refugee crisis was the spark for a series of blankets based on Welsh "tapestry" blankets.

Crafts from Arctic CanadaRead MoreMay 22, 2021


A new book has been added to the studio library: Crafts from Arctic Canada.

Shetland Tweed ResearchRead MoreMay 22, 2021


The history of Shetland's tweed industry has been explored on the blog, and some of the characteristics that make Shetland Tweed special have been drawn out of the research. In this post more about how the research was undertaken is explained.

Discovering Textiles - indigo dyeing in KanoRead MoreMay 22, 2021


The craft of indigo dyeing has almost disappeared from Kano, Nigeria but it is an ancient art.

Article the week - number sixty-one - Rustica by Edinburgh WeaversRead MoreMay 22, 2021


Each week something this selected from the collection to be highlighted on the blog. This week it is a length of fabric from Edinburgh Weavers.

Article of the Week - number sixty - scarves inspired by St MagnusRead MoreMay 15, 2021


Each week an item or two is selected for inclusion on the blog. This week it is the turn of three Shetland scarves inspired by St Magnus.

Chairs at The Shetland Museum and ArchivesRead MoreMay 15, 2021


An exhibition of Fair Isle chairs is on at the moment in Lerwick's Shetland Museum.

GlobalYell's textile studioRead MoreMay 15, 2021


The studio in Yell has been spruced-up and is almost ready to receive artists once again.