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Shetland and Orkney - neighbours in tweedRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

More work in the archives in Lerwick has turned up a collaborative effort between the islands of Shetland and Orkney.

Saturday workshop - printing on textilesRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

Next weekend there is a one day workshop at the studio in Yell - printing on textiles.

Tullio CraliRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

The Futurist, Tullio Crali, created work throughout much of the Twentieth Century.

Fashion through the eyes of Dora MaarRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

Some of the most iconic photographs of the last century came about through the lens of Dora Maar.

A Lunar Space Suit from the 1940sRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

If you get a chance to get to the National Space Centre you will see a space suit designed in the middle of the last century!

When did tweed start being made in Shetland?Read MoreNovember 23, 2019

This week the tweed research took a really rather splendid turn!

Shetland Needleworkers at the MuseumRead MoreNovember 23, 2019

Pieces in Time from Shetland Needleworkers is on at the Shetland Museum and Archive.

Preserving traditional Zapotec weavingRead MoreNovember 23, 2019

Porfirio Gutierrez is a traditional Zapotec weaver who aims to protect, preserve and encourage the craft of weaving from his area.

Scottish Home IndustriesRead MoreNovember 23, 2019


A charming book has been added to the library: Scottish Home Industries by Alexander Ross.

Winter 2019 at The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreNovember 16, 2019


Each year we produce four seasonal cloths for The Shetland Tweed Company. Here are the Winter 2019 colours.