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Touring Shetland in the summerRead MoreFebruary 8, 2019

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This year's tours of Shetland, May, June and July, promise to be a lot of fun!

Uncommon ThreadsRead MoreFebruary 8, 2019

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The Wabanaki, a grouping of people on the East Coast of America and Canada, have an intriguing history not least because of the political geography of the area. Recently we added a new book to the library which is all about the textiles, clothing and costume of these people: Uncommon Threads.

DiorRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

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The long-awaited Dior exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London has opened!

The virtual museumRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

Anyone who has been into the studio in Yell will know that we love collecting things. Seems we are not alone...

Big Community WeaveRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

If you happen to be in or near Sleaford on Sunday 3rd February pop into the National Centre for Craft and Design to take part in the Big Community Weave.

Tweed researchRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

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The research into Shetland tweed has gathered pace.

Shetland in the winterRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

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Being so far North is an Adventure for sure, and one that is filled with beauty.

The woolly world of colour "blindness"Read MoreJanuary 26, 2019

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Did you know that wool has been much used in the testing for and of colour blindness?

Up Helly AaRead MoreJanuary 26, 2019

This week it is Up Helly Aa in Shetland. Up the Guizer Jarl!

Autism and art - the prehistoric elementRead MoreJanuary 26, 2019

An ongoing collaborative study between an archaeologist and a medical researcher, both from the University of York, has posed an interesting view on prehistoric art.