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A new clothRead MoreAugust 21, 2021


The cloth on our loom in Yell is looking stupendous!

BiosmockingRead MoreAugust 21, 2021

The properties of spider silk have been used to create a new technique - biosmocking.

Discovering Textiles - Barron and LarcherRead MoreAugust 21, 2021


In the 1920s and '30s two designer-makers were at the forefront of a revival in hand-block printing in Britain.

From our correspondent - ShetlandRead MoreAugust 21, 2021


In the first of our views from Shetland, Debra Mallett writes about a visit from Strawboys.

Article of the week - number eighty - a badge with a historyRead MoreAugust 12, 2021


Each week one item from the collection is selected to highlight in the blog. This time it is an emblem with a troubled past.

Discovering Textiles - The Royal Ontario Museum's collection from MadagascarRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

The island of Madagascar lies in the middle of oceanic trade routes as its textiles show.

The joy of making artRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

Art and craft is good for us all and this may hold the key to reviving Shetland's Tweed industry.

Threads Across TimeRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

Sarah Bond is an artist who makes intricate and beautiful quilts.

An animated painting Read MoreAugust 12, 2021


Jean Dubuffet made works that did not rely on traditional standards of beauty but explored a more humanistic approach.

Upcoming eventsRead MoreAugust 7, 2021


After a year and a half of disruption GlobalYell is reopening the studios in Yell for a few weeks.