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What's on Alvin?Read MoreJuly 28, 2018

Well, the title of this article is slightly misleading in that Alvin has actually finished weaving but this is what was on the loom this week.

New book for the libraryRead MoreJuly 28, 2018


Thanks to a kind benefactor we have a new book in the library.

The summer lightRead MoreJuly 28, 2018


Last night I went out on the nearby voe at Gloup, and watched a stupendous sunset. Ah! The summer...

Tours in Shetland 2019Read MoreJuly 21, 2018

Next year the textile tours are running again in Shetland.

Drapery in ArtRead MoreJuly 21, 2018

The art of depicting drapery in paintings is a skill indeed.

Flour sack clothesRead MoreJuly 21, 2018

During the Great Depression in the USA people started to make clothing out of flour sacks through sheer necessity.

The Earth from EarthRead MoreJuly 21, 2018


You may remember the artist Luke Jerram who created a moon sculpture in 2016. Luke has been at it again...

An intriguing botanical and textiles connectionRead MoreJuly 21, 2018


You may already be familiar with the mathematics of creating textiles, aside from the obvious counting of stitches and rows. Did you know that plants share that mystery?

The oldest coloured molecules in the worldRead MoreJuly 14, 2018

Rocks beneath the Sahara Desert have revealed the oldest coloured molecules ever discovered.

Weaving New WorldsRead MoreJuly 14, 2018

The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow in London has just opened its new exhibition of tapestries.