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A Most Interesting FileRead MoreMarch 9, 2019


Last year a new addition was made to the textile collection: a bound file of newspaper prints to do with clothing.

The Importance of Pure MaterialsRead MoreMarch 9, 2019

This week, I have been reading about colour in tweeds and have been particularly drawn to this...

New books for the libraryRead MoreMarch 7, 2019


Our library at the studio keeps growing. Here are the latest additions.

Wedding dresses at the Shetland MuseumRead MoreMarch 3, 2019


A couple of weeks ago the Shetland Museum opened its newest exhibition: wedding dress through the years.

Spring in ShetlandRead MoreMarch 2, 2019

We have just entered the first days of Spring... officially.

Ideas for new fabricsRead MoreMarch 2, 2019


For Christmas this year I got a lovely gift: a set of oil paints, brushes, knife and a palette...

Wanderer - how yoghurt travelsRead MoreMarch 2, 2019

Across the world, people eat yoghurt and soured milk products. And there are some novel ways of carrying their starter cultures from place to place.

Dorothea Tanning at Tate ModernRead MoreMarch 2, 2019

An exhibition dedicated to Surrealist artist, Dorothea Tanning, opened at Tate Modern in London this week.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019


A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.

The Joan Project and The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019


Two exciting things have happened this week...