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The death of traditional Shetland tweed?Read MoreFebruary 29, 2020


This month the last weaver of traditional tweed in Shetland retired from his job. Traditional tweed on Shetland no longer exists.

ArpillerasRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

Textiles have been oftentimes used as a form of protest. These poignant arpilleras from Chile are a powerful reminder of why such craft is important.

Article of the week - Number ThreeRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020


Each week a different article from the collection at the studio is featured. This time it is a textile by Marino Marini.

Fair Isle on the BBCRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020

Fair Isle has given its name to the colour-filled jumpers which are known the world over. 50 year old photographs bring their past to life.

A little bit of helpRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020


As many of you know, a couple of years back, I started to paint and draw. Now there is an opportunity to learn and you could help!

A confluence of coincidenceRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020

Early in the New Year, the Fates conspired in a rather wonderful way!

Secrets of the MuseumRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

A new series began last week on BBC television. Secrets of the Museum is a behind-the-scenes look at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

The temperature of textilesRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

Textile creatives are mapping climate change in innovative ways.

Article of the week - Number TwoRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020


Each week the blog will feature an item from the collection in the studio. This time, the work of Barbara Brown.

Cradle bandsRead MoreFebruary 8, 2020

An appeal for information. Does anyone out there in interweb-land know anything about cradle bands in Shetland?