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Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

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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.

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.

How to say "Hello" in ShetlandRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

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Two friends from Australia came on one of the textile tours a little while back and returned home full of enthusiasm!

Touring and workshoppingRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

Our tour of Shetland, five days of exploration, is coming to an end. What a brilliant time we have had!

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 little more about sheepRead MoreJune 15, 2019

Recently I bought a book in Lerwick which looked like it could be of interest for the tweed research project. It most definitely is!

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreJune 1, 2019

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As many of you will know, I have my own company, The Shetland Tweed Company. This is what we have been doing recently.

It's the little thingsRead MoreMay 18, 2019

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The touring season in the isles has begun and we have visitors from Germany, the USA and Australia for our first summer trip.

Advertising ShetlandRead MoreMay 4, 2019

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As part of this engrossing study of Shetland's tweeds, a new-to-me advert has been added to the collection.