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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.

4-SiteRead MoreApril 27, 2019

3rd Year students at Shetland College are holding their exhibition at the Textile Museum in Lerwick.

Myths and legends of ShetlandRead MoreApril 27, 2019

A recent discovery of advertising from the 1960's highlights Shetland's importance to the USA menswear industry.

Walking to workRead MoreApril 27, 2019

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It is the time of year for long walks in the evening, and for walking to and from the studio.

LambingRead MoreApril 20, 2019

It is lambing season and there are lots of fuzzy little ones gambolling across the hills.

Shetland tweed in the Archive StoreRead MoreApril 20, 2019

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On Friday this week I visited the Shetland Museum and Archives Store, a fascinating and eclectic collection of all things Shetland.