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Heavy Metal Knitting Read MoreMay 11, 2019

The title says it all...

The textile designs of Lucienne DayRead MoreMay 11, 2019


Lucienne Day was at the forefront of textile design in the post-war period in Britain. Her iconic fabrics appealed to the changing taste in modern pattern and colour.

Caring for TextilesRead MoreMay 4, 2019


The care of fabrics and textiles is an art in itself. This book will help us preserve the collection.

Werner's Nomenclature of ColoursRead MoreMay 4, 2019


The book Charles Darwin used to describe colours in nature on his voyage on the HMS Beagle has just arrived for the library!

Advertising ShetlandRead MoreMay 4, 2019


As part of this engrossing study of Shetland's tweeds, a new-to-me advert has been added to the collection.

The hairy world of ShoplifterRead MoreMay 4, 2019


Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir's installation at Kiasma in Helsinki looks like a lot of fun. Or does it? 

Patterns of an African villageRead MoreMay 4, 2019

Over in Burkina Faso, the women in a village decorate their homes.

Henry MooreRead MoreMay 4, 2019


Henry Moore, the British artist most well-known for his semi-representational sculptures, also created textile designs.

4-SiteRead MoreApril 27, 2019

3rd Year students at Shetland College are holding their exhibition at the Textile Museum in Lerwick.

A bedspread fit for a KingRead MoreApril 27, 2019

A rather splendid bedspread has just gone on display in Cumbria, England.