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From our correspondent - ShetlandRead MoreAugust 21, 2021


In the first of our views from Shetland, Debra Mallett writes about a visit from Strawboys.

Article of the week - number eighty - a badge with a historyRead MoreAugust 12, 2021


Each week one item from the collection is selected to highlight in the blog. This time it is an emblem with a troubled past.

Discovering Textiles - The Royal Ontario Museum's collection from MadagascarRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

The island of Madagascar lies in the middle of oceanic trade routes as its textiles show.

The joy of making artRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

Art and craft is good for us all and this may hold the key to reviving Shetland's Tweed industry.

Threads Across TimeRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

Sarah Bond is an artist who makes intricate and beautiful quilts.

An animated painting Read MoreAugust 12, 2021


Jean Dubuffet made works that did not rely on traditional standards of beauty but explored a more humanistic approach.

Upcoming eventsRead MoreAugust 7, 2021


After a year and a half of disruption GlobalYell is reopening the studios in Yell for a few weeks.

Captain Cook and the tapa cloth bookRead MoreAugust 7, 2021

Captain Cook's voyages to the South Seas contributed to the world's textile knowledge.

Article of the week - number seventy-nine - A book by Peter CollingwoodRead MoreAugust 7, 2021


This week's item to highlight in the blog is a book for the library about rug weaving by Peter Collingwood.

The Liberian Olympic teamRead MoreAugust 7, 2021

If you have been watching the Olympics you may have noticed the outfits the Liberian team is wearing.