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The clocks have changedRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

By the time you receive this, dear readers, the clocks in the UK will have shifted to British Summertime.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 30, 2019


Over the next two years I am doing a Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art, looking at the history, practice and future of Shetland's tweeds. The research took a turn this week...

Happy Mothering Sunday!Read MoreMarch 30, 2019

In the UK we celebrate Mothering Sunday today.

Shetland tweed on the tellyRead MoreMarch 23, 2019

Shetland tweed was mentioned on the telly this week.

What's on the loom?Read MoreMarch 23, 2019


Alvin, the studio loom, is being busy...

A fascinating book... or threeRead MoreMarch 23, 2019


This week, some new books have arrived for the library.

A tough weekRead MoreMarch 23, 2019

This past week has seen some dreadful events across the globe but there is also hope and kindness.

Wool Week patron 2019Read MoreMarch 23, 2019

Many of you will know about Wool Week in Shetland, that celebration of all things woolly. This year's patron has just been announced.

A sunny day in MarchRead MoreMarch 23, 2019


At the moment, it is blowing a gale outside. Very different to a few days ago when it was possible to sit outdoors and paint.

Fair Isle Bird Observatory and the fireRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

There has been a fire at the Bird Observatory in Fair Isle.