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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.

Finding family - the story of a Yorùbá CostumeRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

Textiles are important and just about every important museum in the world has some in their collections. Here is an interesting exhibition currently on in the Brooklyn Museum.

The Soul TremblesRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

Over in Tokyo's Mori Art Museum a new show by Chiharu Shiota is on until October.

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.