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ZeroRead MoreSeptember 16, 2017

I have been reading a fascinating book, all about nothing.

Shetland Wool Week 2017Read MoreSeptember 16, 2017

It is finally here! Next week Wool Week starts in Shetland.

New book for the libraryRead MoreSeptember 16, 2017


As regular readers of the blog know we continually add to the books in the reference library. Here is another: Hand weaving patterns from Finland.

Fair Isle 2018Read MoreSeptember 16, 2017

We have managed to get dates for our trip to Fair Isle next year.

The last tour of the summerRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017


We have just finished the last tour of the summer. The last of the scheduled ones anyway.

The menswear archiveRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

Did you know that there is an archive of menswear that was created so that the technical and functional aspects of clothing could be studied?

People who touch woolRead MoreSeptember 9, 2017

A new exhibition has just begun at the Shetland Museum and Archives: People who touch wool.

Wallace Sewell showRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017

The design duo, Wallace Sewell, is coming to the Fashion and Textile Museum in London in October.

Tweed in ShetlandRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017


This week I gave a talk at the Textile Museum about the History and Heritage of Shetland Tweed.

The magic of double weaveRead MoreSeptember 2, 2017

Did you know that there is a way to make two layers of cloth at the same time? Or cones? Or tubes? There is and it is a technique known as double weave.