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Teaching weaveRead MoreSeptember 28, 2019

The first workshop of ours for Wool Week has finished. It is such a joy to watch people create beautiful things.

The Shetland Wave clothRead MoreSeptember 28, 2019


Regular readers of the blog may remember that Alexa was weaving a cloth based on a painting of a wave.

Remembering St Magnus Read MoreSeptember 28, 2019


We have been involved in a fascinating project, all to do with medieval Christianity...

Wool Week 2019Read MoreSeptember 28, 2019

It is Wool Week in Shetland! Fun, frolics and textile enthusiasts galore.

Shetland's tweed history... and futureRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019


The woven cloth of Shetland has been at the forefront of innovation and the industry has gone through cycles of popularity and decline. Now its future is in jeopardy.

A gift of Harris Tweed Read MoreSeptember 21, 2019

Alex Lockerby, the manager of Kenneth Mackenzie Ltd, has been given the mill as a surprise gift.

Bacteria in fashionRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019

Advances in the techniques of dyeing in fashion include the use of bacteria.

Weaving in Gunjur, The GambiaRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019

We get many interesting visitors over the summer. One had just come back from The Gambia...

A Sway of the HemRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019


Helsinki's Airport Railway Station boasts a fantastic (and huge) art piece.

September in ShetlandRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019


What changeable weather we are having. Perfect for September!