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The arrival of tweed in the islandsRead MoreNovember 2, 2019

The research on Shetland tweed continues to surprise and delight...

English Costume of the 17th CenturyRead MoreNovember 2, 2019


The delights of opening an old volume to discover the treasures within cannot be quantified, can they?

Medieval Tiles... in fabric!Read MoreOctober 26, 2019


There is a new artwork in the studio. Medieval Tiles is by textile artist Margaret Talbot.

Eddy Kamuanga IlungaRead MoreOctober 26, 2019


Kinshasa-born Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga uses textiles as identifiers for his paintings which comment on the history of people and objects.

The Elegant ManRead MoreOctober 26, 2019

Fashion has never been just for women.

A trip to LondonRead MoreOctober 26, 2019


A short week in London is always good for inspiration and ideas...

Sunday and next week's blogRead MoreOctober 12, 2019

Today, Sunday 13th October, I am doing a concert in Sellafirth.

Barkcloth at the HunterianRead MoreOctober 12, 2019


The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow is currently showing a collection of barkcloths.

The power of textilesRead MoreOctober 12, 2019


A visitor to the studio in August has a connection which is very close to home.

A universe of beadsRead MoreOctober 12, 2019

Margaret Nazon, a Canadian artist, uses beads to create celestial bodies.