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The Britain-Zimbabwe Society - a Research DayRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

On the 15th June this year, the Britain-Zimbabwe Society will be holding a Research Day focused on Creativity and Innovation in Zimbabwean Arts and Science.

A strange link between Shetland and WalesRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

In the tweed research project many interesting and unusual links are cropping up.

Symbols of home - the milaya bedsheets of South SudanRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

The South Sudanese Civil War has been ongoing for more than five years. In that time, more than a million people have fled the fighting to Uganda, many carrying their belongings in their bedsheets which are known as milaya.

New books for the library Read MoreFebruary 16, 2019

We have some new books for the library: Conquest and Overlord, Embroidery, Silk-Screen Production Process and Michael O'Connell.

A Sandison's blanketRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

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A new piece of Shetland's weave history has been added to the collection in Sellafirth: a blanket from Sandisons.

Woolly SpiresRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

Thanks to an eagle-eyed contributor from across the world, here is another chance to see some knitted churches...

Challenging received wisdomRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

This week the tweed research has taken a new turn and challenged some perceptions.

Design in the National ArchivesRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

A collection of papers, ephemera and articles is held in the National Archives in London's Kew. It contains some fascinating records including these which show Victorian design.

The Overlord TapestryRead MoreFebruary 9, 2019

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, this appliquéd and embroidered piece recognising the World War Two operation, is a true feat of artistry and needlework.

A crochet whizz!Read MoreFebruary 9, 2019

The Crafts Council's latest newsletter has a really lovely story about a young crochet star.