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It's the little thingsRead MoreMay 18, 2019

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The touring season in the isles has begun and we have visitors from Germany, the USA and Australia for our first summer trip.

Anyone have an AVL loom for sale?Read MoreMay 13, 2019

A friend is looking for an AVL loom for her daughter who is studying weave.

Plastic pollutionRead MoreMay 11, 2019

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In the studio we have a piece of art which always attracts comment. It is based on the flotsam that collects on the shores in Shetland.

The Met Gala does Camp!Read MoreMay 11, 2019

This year's Met Gala was on the theme of "Camp". And some really stepped up to the mark!

Ancestor BagsRead MoreMay 11, 2019

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The summer always brings us interesting visitors, such as Sue Hiley Harris.

Heavy Metal Knitting Read MoreMay 11, 2019

The title says it all...

The textile designs of Lucienne DayRead MoreMay 11, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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