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UFO - the telly seriesRead MoreOctober 23, 2021

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The television series UFO features very stylish clothes.

Maori and Shetland - a pattern connectionRead MoreSeptember 25, 2021

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An unexpected link between Shetland and New Zealand was revealed by visitors to the studio.

Discovering Textiles - Barron and LarcherRead MoreAugust 21, 2021

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In the 1920s and '30s two designer-makers were at the forefront of a revival in hand-block printing in Britain.

A visit to Making Nuno at Japan HouseRead MoreJune 19, 2021

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This week we visited Making Nuno at Japan House.

Crafts from Arctic CanadaRead MoreMay 22, 2021

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A new book has been added to the studio library: Crafts from Arctic Canada.

Wallhangings that tell a storyRead MoreMay 8, 2021

Traditional knowledge found a natural bedfellow in wallhangings in 1970s Canada.

Shetland Tweed research - the 20th Century continuesRead MoreApril 3, 2021

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This week the story of Shetland Tweed in the 20th Century continues.

Shetland Tweed research - The 20th CenturyRead MoreMarch 27, 2021

This week the story of Shetland Tweed continues into the 20th Century.

Discovering Textiles - Canadian Inuit tapestryRead MoreMarch 27, 2021

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The Inuit People of Baffin Island, Canada started to produce tapestries in 1970, a serendipitous melding of hand skills and the traditional art of storytelling.

Article of the Week - number forty-seven - A Canadian Arctic waistcoatRead MoreFebruary 15, 2021

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Each week an article from the studio collection is selected to highlight in the blog. This time it is a waistcoat from the Canadian Arctic, pictured above.   Featuring the Rankin Inlet inuksuk, the standing stones that Inuit travellers place as a directional marker, this waistcoat is made fro...