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Ideas requestedRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

Last week I mentioned that we were thinking to do our residencies differently and I would love to hear from you.

All about soundRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

The late summer is surprisingly quiet in the isles.

Weaving colours togetherRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

Sometimes it is useful to know what might happen if two colours are woven together in simple structures. Here is a tool just for that!

Knitting and espionageRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

Every so often an article about the role knitting has played in times of conflict emerges. Here is one from 2017.

John Piper - designRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

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John Piper is one of the most well-known of the British designers pre- and post-Second World War. Now the library has a book about him.

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

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It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Next year's residenciesRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is already time to be thinking about summer 2020!

Finding family - the story of a Yorùbá CostumeRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

Textiles are important and just about every important museum in the world has some in their collections. Here is an interesting exhibition currently on in the Brooklyn Museum.

Crocheting a treeRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

In 2018, the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto made a crochet tree inside Zurich's Central Station.