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Shetland Tweed ResearchRead MoreMay 22, 2021


The history of Shetland's tweed industry has been explored on the blog, and some of the characteristics that make Shetland Tweed special have been drawn out of the research. In this post more about how the research was undertaken is explained.

Discovering Textiles - indigo dyeing in KanoRead MoreMay 22, 2021


The craft of indigo dyeing has almost disappeared from Kano, Nigeria but it is an ancient art.

Article the week - number sixty-one - Rustica by Edinburgh WeaversRead MoreMay 22, 2021


Each week something this selected from the collection to be highlighted on the blog. This week it is a length of fabric from Edinburgh Weavers.

Article of the Week - number sixty - scarves inspired by St MagnusRead MoreMay 15, 2021


Each week an item or two is selected for inclusion on the blog. This week it is the turn of three Shetland scarves inspired by St Magnus.

Chairs at The Shetland Museum and ArchivesRead MoreMay 15, 2021


An exhibition of Fair Isle chairs is on at the moment in Lerwick's Shetland Museum.

GlobalYell's textile studioRead MoreMay 15, 2021


The studio in Yell has been spruced-up and is almost ready to receive artists once again.

Nuno at Japan HouseRead MoreMay 15, 2021

Making Nuno Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudo Reiko has opened at Japan House.

Discovering Textiles - Ghost NetsRead MoreMay 15, 2021

Around the globe plastics are ending up in the ocean where they threaten marine life and human livelihoods.

Shetland Tweed Research - What is Shetland Tweed? continuedRead MoreMay 15, 2021


The research that has just been completed this year continues to be summarised on the blog.

Wallhangings that tell a storyRead MoreMay 8, 2021

Traditional knowledge found a natural bedfellow in wallhangings in 1970s Canada.