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Shetland Tweed researchRead MoreMarch 13, 2021


Following the completion of a Master of Research degree at Glasgow School of Art, the findings are being summarised each week on the blog.

Article of the Week - number fifty-one - David Whitehead fabricRead MoreMarch 13, 2021


Each week one article from the collection is chosen to highlight in the blog. This time it is a piece of fabric from David Whitehead.

Japan's Memory HuntersRead MoreMarch 13, 2021

Ten years ago the east coast of Japan was hit by a powerful earthquake.

Mothering SundayRead MoreMarch 13, 2021

It is Mothering Sunday. In the Middle Ages in Britain parishioners would make a journey to the church that they had been baptised in - the mother church. This is where the celebrations of Mothering Sunday originate, even though nowadays most think of the occasion differently. That is due in no smal...

Shetland Wool Week 2021Read MoreMarch 13, 2021

It will come as no surprise that this year's Shetland Wool Week has been cancelled.

The lost textile of RyukyuRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


The Ryukyu Kingdom flourished from the 15th to the 19th Century in what is now Okinawa.

The prehistory of Shetland TweedRead MoreMarch 6, 2021

Before tweed there was wadmal, and before wadmal there was...

International Women's DayRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


It is International Women's Day on March 8th. Happy celebrations everyone!

Article of the week - number fifty - a silk mapRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


Each week, a piece from the collection is chosen to highlight on the blog. This time it is a silk map.

Loving the EarthRead MoreMarch 6, 2021

Sometimes it seems that a Really Big Problem is just too huge to to deal with. Here is something we can all do to help.