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A sunny day in MarchRead MoreMarch 23, 2019

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At the moment, it is blowing a gale outside. Very different to a few days ago when it was possible to sit outdoors and paint.

Fair Isle Bird Observatory and the fireRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

There has been a fire at the Bird Observatory in Fair Isle.

Touring ShetlandRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

The first of the tours for this year are underway.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

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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

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The Shetland Tweed Company website has been updated.

A Most Interesting FileRead MoreMarch 9, 2019

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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

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