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Shetland Wool Week 2020Read MoreFebruary 8, 2020

This week the Shetland Wool Week committee met to discuss this year's celebration.

Ainu clothesRead MoreFebruary 8, 2020


A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to see a performance of Ainu music, complete with resplendent costumes.

Article of the week - Number OneRead MoreFebruary 8, 2020


Each week this year the blog will feature an item from the collection in the studio. This week, a waistcoat and jacket which belonged to T. E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia.

Shetland tweed updateRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

The second (and final) year of tweed research has just kicked off.

UnboundRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

Another new exhibition has begun, this time in London's Two Temple Place. This one is about Visionary Women Collecting Textiles.

May Morris at the Dovecot StudiosRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020


An exhibition at Edinburgh's Dovecot Studios shows the work of May Morris, the youngest daughter of designer William Morris and an artist who contributed significantly to the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Tailored for FreedomRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020


Costume and dress has long been intriguing, possibly never more so than at the turn of the last century when art became all-encompassing.

Museo Boncompagni LudovisiRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020

One of the best things about exploring new places is the chance to see something new and unexpected. Even better when we are the only people there!

Maria LaiRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020

MAXXI, the national museum of contemporary art in Rome, taught us about Maria Lai, a Sardinian artist who worked often with threads and cloth.

Zandra RhodesRead MoreJanuary 25, 2020


In December I met Zandra Rhodes...