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Sloppy JoRead MoreMarch 7, 2020

Shetland may be responsible for another of the world's fashion items: the Sloppy Joe.

Article of the week -Number FiveRead MoreMarch 7, 2020


Each week something from the studio collection features in the blog. This week there are two items of children's clothing.

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020


Each week the blog presents a different article from the collection in the studio. This week, a woven whirlpool...

How we see colourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

Colour is fascinating. Here is an interview with a scientist who is exploring how we actually see it.

The death of traditional Shetland tweed?Read MoreFebruary 29, 2020


This month the last weaver of traditional tweed in Shetland retired from his job. Traditional tweed on Shetland no longer exists.

ArpillerasRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

Textiles have been oftentimes used as a form of protest. These poignant arpilleras from Chile are a powerful reminder of why such craft is important.

Article of the week - Number ThreeRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020


Each week a different article from the collection at the studio is featured. This time it is a textile by Marino Marini.

Fair Isle on the BBCRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020

Fair Isle has given its name to the colour-filled jumpers which are known the world over. 50 year old photographs bring their past to life.

A little bit of helpRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020


As many of you know, a couple of years back, I started to paint and draw. Now there is an opportunity to learn and you could help!

A confluence of coincidenceRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020

Early in the New Year, the Fates conspired in a rather wonderful way!