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A Lunar Space Suit from the 1940sRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

If you get a chance to get to the National Space Centre you will see a space suit designed in the middle of the last century!

When did tweed start being made in Shetland?Read MoreNovember 23, 2019

This week the tweed research took a really rather splendid turn!

Shetland Needleworkers at the MuseumRead MoreNovember 23, 2019

Pieces in Time from Shetland Needleworkers is on at the Shetland Museum and Archive.

Preserving traditional Zapotec weavingRead MoreNovember 23, 2019

Porfirio Gutierrez is a traditional Zapotec weaver who aims to protect, preserve and encourage the craft of weaving from his area.

Scottish Home IndustriesRead MoreNovember 23, 2019


A charming book has been added to the library: Scottish Home Industries by Alexander Ross.

Winter 2019 at The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreNovember 16, 2019


Each year we produce four seasonal cloths for The Shetland Tweed Company. Here are the Winter 2019 colours.

The world's rarest textileRead MoreNovember 16, 2019

This week a rare sea silk hat was auctioned in New York.

The Mississippi as you have never seen itRead MoreNovember 16, 2019

New technology has allowed the creation of images of ancient river flows and meanders, looking for all the world like ribbons and drapes of fabric.

Fashion made from old tapesRead MoreNovember 16, 2019

Benjamin Benmoyal, a student at Central St Martins, has used old video and cassette tapes to create fashion.

A workshop in NovemberRead MoreNovember 9, 2019


Four hardy souls have braved the ice and snow to spend the weekend in the studio on a Beginners Weaving course.