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Touring ShetlandRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

The first of the tours for this year are underway.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 16, 2019


We have a fantastic archive of textiles in the Shetland Museum and Archive Store and there is a comprehensive tweed collection which is proving to be Very Useful.

Teaching tour to SwedenRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

A friend of the blog, Rosalind, is running three five-day courses in Sweden with a Peruvian tapestry weaver, Maximo Laura. 

Warm guinea pigsRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

Our fuzzy friends have been in the running for The Adorably Cute Prize!

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreMarch 9, 2019


The Shetland Tweed Company website has been updated.

A Most Interesting FileRead MoreMarch 9, 2019


Last year a new addition was made to the textile collection: a bound file of newspaper prints to do with clothing.

The Importance of Pure MaterialsRead MoreMarch 9, 2019

This week, I have been reading about colour in tweeds and have been particularly drawn to this...

New books for the libraryRead MoreMarch 7, 2019


Our library at the studio keeps growing. Here are the latest additions.

Wedding dresses at the Shetland MuseumRead MoreMarch 3, 2019


A couple of weeks ago the Shetland Museum opened its newest exhibition: wedding dress through the years.

Spring in ShetlandRead MoreMarch 2, 2019

We have just entered the first days of Spring... officially.