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Secrets of the MuseumRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

A new series began last week on BBC television. Secrets of the Museum is a behind-the-scenes look at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

The temperature of textilesRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

Textile creatives are mapping climate change in innovative ways.

Article of the week - Number TwoRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020


Each week the blog will feature an item from the collection in the studio. This time, the work of Barbara Brown.

Cradle bandsRead MoreFebruary 8, 2020

An appeal for information. Does anyone out there in interweb-land know anything about cradle bands in Shetland?

Shetland Wool Week 2020Read MoreFebruary 8, 2020

This week the Shetland Wool Week committee met to discuss this year's celebration.

Ainu clothesRead MoreFebruary 8, 2020


A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to see a performance of Ainu music, complete with resplendent costumes.

Article of the week - Number OneRead MoreFebruary 8, 2020


Each week this year the blog will feature an item from the collection in the studio. This week, a waistcoat and jacket which belonged to T. E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia.

Shetland tweed updateRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

The second (and final) year of tweed research has just kicked off.

UnboundRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

Another new exhibition has begun, this time in London's Two Temple Place. This one is about Visionary Women Collecting Textiles.

May Morris at the Dovecot StudiosRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020


An exhibition at Edinburgh's Dovecot Studios shows the work of May Morris, the youngest daughter of designer William Morris and an artist who contributed significantly to the Arts and Crafts Movement.