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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.

The art of the macabreRead MoreNovember 9, 2019

Caitlin McCormack is an illustrator who works with threads to create wonderfully macabre scenes.

Saving the planet the algal wayRead MoreNovember 9, 2019

Nowadays we are all conscious of the depletion of our planet's resources and with it the decline of the natural world. So how about a raincoat made out of algae?

A link between music and textilesRead MoreNovember 9, 2019


In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed Everest, the former sporting a jumper from Adies of Voe.

Kiki Smith in OxfordRead MoreNovember 2, 2019

The artist Kiki Smith is showing work in Oxford.

The barbed wire and fence post loomRead MoreNovember 2, 2019

During the Second World War, Jewish refugees were interned in Jamaica.