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Robert StewartRead MoreNovember 14, 2020

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Robert Stewart was a Scottish designer and artist who has a remarkable influence on art education.

KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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

Shetland tweed updateRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

The second (and final) year of tweed research has just kicked off.

A tweedy familyRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Each week a little more of the story of Shetland tweed is uncovered in the research project.

When did tweed start being made in Shetland?Read MoreNovember 23, 2019

This week the tweed research took a really rather splendid turn!

Barkcloth at the HunterianRead MoreOctober 12, 2019

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The Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow is currently showing a collection of barkcloths.

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.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019

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Over the time we have been in the buildings in Sellafirth, fourteen years now, we have been looking after the wild flowers that come up each year in what looks like barren ground.