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An update on FlightRead MoreNovember 28, 2020

A few months ago I started a project called "Flight".

The weather in ShetlandRead MoreNovember 21, 2020

This time of year the weather in the isles is often dramatic!

Update on the tweed research projectRead MoreNovember 21, 2020


The Master of Research Degree looking at Shetland's Tweed history and heritage is nearing its end

Article of the Week - number forty-one - woven pieces by Ann SuttonRead MoreNovember 21, 2020


Each week something from the collection is chosen to highlight on the blog. This time there are two woven pieces by Ann Sutton.

Ghana Must Go - the bag that contains more than thingsRead MoreNovember 21, 2020

A familiar striped plastic bag has an unusual history.

The rats who did a good turnRead MoreNovember 21, 2020

Rats are not always the most loved of creatures but here is a story of their usefulness.

Robert StewartRead MoreNovember 14, 2020


Robert Stewart was a Scottish designer and artist who has a remarkable influence on art education.

Article of the Week - number forty - A woven picture from Cash's of CoventryRead MoreNovember 14, 2020


Each week one item from the collection in the studio is chosen to highlight in the blog. This time it is a woven picture by Cash's.

Sudo ReikoRead MoreNovember 14, 2020

The innovative work of textile designer, Sudo Reiko, will be on show in 2021.

On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100Read MoreNovember 14, 2020


In December a new show opens at London's Victoria and Albert Museum: On Point.