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The hairy world of ShoplifterRead MoreMay 4, 2019


Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir's installation at Kiasma in Helsinki looks like a lot of fun. Or does it? 

Patterns of an African villageRead MoreMay 4, 2019

Over in Burkina Faso, the women in a village decorate their homes.

Henry MooreRead MoreMay 4, 2019


Henry Moore, the British artist most well-known for his semi-representational sculptures, also created textile designs.

4-SiteRead MoreApril 27, 2019

3rd Year students at Shetland College are holding their exhibition at the Textile Museum in Lerwick.

A bedspread fit for a KingRead MoreApril 27, 2019

A rather splendid bedspread has just gone on display in Cumbria, England.

Myths and legends of ShetlandRead MoreApril 27, 2019

A recent discovery of advertising from the 1960's highlights Shetland's importance to the USA menswear industry.

A beautiful kimonoRead MoreApril 27, 2019

A few weeks ago a friend-of-the-blog sent in a fascinating link to an exploration of a beautiful kimono.

Walking to workRead MoreApril 27, 2019


It is the time of year for long walks in the evening, and for walking to and from the studio.

LambingRead MoreApril 20, 2019

It is lambing season and there are lots of fuzzy little ones gambolling across the hills.

Shetland tweed in the Archive StoreRead MoreApril 20, 2019


On Friday this week I visited the Shetland Museum and Archives Store, a fascinating and eclectic collection of all things Shetland.