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Floppy ClothRead MoreJune 8, 2019

For those of us who like to visit exhibitions of textiles we are aware that different shows make us react differently. The curation and display is everything, it seems...

A forgotten court caseRead MoreJune 8, 2019

The internet can be really useful, especially when trying to find the origins of textiles.

Of Kites and CollageRead MoreJune 8, 2019

What do kites and collage have in common? A family connection.

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreJune 1, 2019


As many of you will know, I have my own company, The Shetland Tweed Company. This is what we have been doing recently.

Preserving Bedouin textilesRead MoreJune 1, 2019

The Museum of Jordanian Heritage has a collection of dyed Bedouin textiles which were conserved back in 2009.

Scanning a spacesuitRead MoreJune 1, 2019

Another friend-of-the-blog has sent in an amazing link. Did you know that Neil Armstrong's spacesuit is being replicated for download?

ConvalescenceRead MoreJune 1, 2019

A friend-of-the-blog from the Southern Hemisphere is convalescing and has been busy corresponding about Interesting Things...

Changeable weatherRead MoreJune 1, 2019


The isles are always beautiful but this year they seem to be even more so!

Helping get Shetland an MRI scannerRead MoreMay 25, 2019


Shetland has been fundraising to get an MRI scanner for use up here in the isles.

The currency of clothRead MoreMay 25, 2019

Using cloth as a form of currency is an old practice. Could this be why we value some fabrics so highly?