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A trip to LondonRead MoreOctober 26, 2019


A short week in London is always good for inspiration and ideas...

Textile Museum, NetherlandsRead MoreOctober 5, 2019

I only just learned about this amazing place in The Netherlands - a former factory turned over to museum/ workspace.

Remembering St Magnus Read MoreSeptember 28, 2019


We have been involved in a fascinating project, all to do with medieval Christianity...

African Textiles TodayRead MoreSeptember 7, 2019


A new book has been added to the studio library: African Textile Today from The British Museum Press.

Quilts! Quilts! Quilts!Read MoreSeptember 7, 2019

This exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York has just finished but you can still enjoy the pieces.

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


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.