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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.

A forgotten court caseRead MoreJune 8, 2019

The internet can be really useful, especially when trying to find the origins of textiles.

Weavers of the CloudsRead MoreMay 18, 2019

London's Fashion and Textile Museum is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the textiles of Peru.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

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We have a fantastic archive of textiles in the Shetland Museum and Archive Store and there is a comprehensive tweed collection which is proving to be Very Useful.

Wedding dresses at the Shetland MuseumRead MoreMarch 3, 2019

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A couple of weeks ago the Shetland Museum opened its newest exhibition: wedding dress through the years.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.

The Joan Project and The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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Two exciting things have happened this week...

The Britain-Zimbabwe Society - a Research DayRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

On the 15th June this year, the Britain-Zimbabwe Society will be holding a Research Day focused on Creativity and Innovation in Zimbabwean Arts and Science.

A strange link between Shetland and WalesRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

In the tweed research project many interesting and unusual links are cropping up.