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A new way of looking at old textilesRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

The British Museum has developed an amazing new technique which images ancient textiles without destroying them.

Fair Isle and AndalusiaRead MoreSeptember 15, 2018

The Shetland Museum windows are home to two woven banners which come with intriguing backgrounds.

Shetland Textile Museum talkRead MoreAugust 18, 2018

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This week, I have been asked to give a talk on the fabrics in the collection at the Shetland Textile Museum in Lerwick.

Arms and Legs - the finaleRead MoreJuly 14, 2018

The Shetland Textile Museum has on display the entries for its Arms and Legs competition.

Frida Kahlo at the Victoria and Albert MuseumRead MoreJuly 7, 2018

London's Victoria and Albert Museum has an exhibition which is worth going to see; Frida Kahlo.

Quilting soldiersRead MoreJune 23, 2018

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In the 19th Century, soldiers involved in the conflicts of the day made patchwork and embroidered quilts but the reasons why they did this are obscure.

Open Day at Shetland Textile MuseumRead MoreJune 21, 2018

This Saturday, 23rd June, the Textile Museum in Lerwick is open to the public with free entry.

Arms and Legs CompetitionRead MoreMarch 3, 2018

Have you remembered about the Shetland Textile Museum's competition, this year on the theme of Arms and Legs?

Uli designsRead MoreFebruary 10, 2018

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In Nigeria, the Igbo people have painted designs on their bodies and on the walls of their buildings for centuries.

Artist Textiles in LanarkRead MoreFebruary 3, 2018

The New Lanark Visitor Centre has just reopened and the first show is artist textiles.