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The journeys clothes takeRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019

This must be the ultimate in recycling recycling!

William Blake and the textile industryRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019

The Tate Gallery in London has just opened a new exhibition of William Blake, the Romantic poet and artist.

Japanese design motifsRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019


The textile collection at the studio in Yell has a set of kimonos and haori (short coats) which include some men’s formal wear with crests on them.

A knitted Mini-MeRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019


A friend in Australia has spent her convalescence creating knitted portraits.

Weavers at AdiesRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019


The charity shops in Lerwick can always be counted on to provide something new and wonderful.

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreSeptember 7, 2019


Our newest cloth, designed and woven by Alexa, has come back from the finishers and it is beautiful!

Ready to tell allRead MoreSeptember 7, 2019


Across the water, in Stockholm, the photographer Miriam Backstrom has created an amazing tapestry.

African Textiles TodayRead MoreSeptember 7, 2019


A new book has been added to the studio library: African Textile Today from The British Museum Press.

Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!Read MoreSeptember 7, 2019

This exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York has just finished but you can still enjoy the pieces.

Fancy some Bauhaus designs?Read MoreSeptember 7, 2019

Designtex, the company which makes wallpapers and fabrics for architecture, is making Bauhaus designs available again.