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Earth OptimismRead MoreMarch 20, 2021
This week sees Earth Optimism 2021, a series of events to celebrate all that is positive about our planet.
Discovering textilesRead MoreMarch 20, 2021
In a new section for this blog, each week there will be a feature called "Discovering Textiles".
Shetland tweed research - ArrivalRead MoreMarch 20, 2021
Following the completion of a Master of Research degree at Glasgow School of Art in Shetland Tweed, the findings are being summarised each week in the blog.
The muslin that shocked EuropeRead MoreMarch 20, 2021
In 18th Century Europe a textile so fine that it was almost transparent was all the rage.
Carpets for riversRead MoreMarch 13, 2021
In 1939 British Pathe presented a short clip about the role willow weaving played in preventing floods.
Shetland Tweed researchRead MoreMarch 13, 2021
Japan's Memory HuntersRead MoreMarch 13, 2021
Ten years ago the east coast of Japan was hit by a powerful earthquake.
Mothering SundayRead MoreMarch 13, 2021
It is Mothering Sunday. In the Middle Ages in Britain parishioners would make a journey to the church that they had been baptised in - the mother church. This is where the celebrations of Mothering Sunday originate, even though nowadays most think of the occasion differently. That is due in no smal...