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A visit to Making Nuno at Japan HouseRead MoreJune 19, 2021


This week we visited Making Nuno at Japan House.

Shetland Tweed Research - a conclusionRead MoreMay 29, 2021

For the past few months the recently completed Research degree into Shetland Tweed has been condensed.

Shetland Tweed ResearchRead MoreMay 22, 2021


The history of Shetland's tweed industry has been explored on the blog, and some of the characteristics that make Shetland Tweed special have been drawn out of the research. In this post more about how the research was undertaken is explained.

Chairs at The Shetland Museum and ArchivesRead MoreMay 15, 2021


An exhibition of Fair Isle chairs is on at the moment in Lerwick's Shetland Museum.

GlobalYell's textile studioRead MoreMay 15, 2021


The studio in Yell has been spruced-up and is almost ready to receive artists once again.

Shetland Tweed Research - What is Shetland Tweed? continuedRead MoreMay 15, 2021


The research that has just been completed this year continues to be summarised on the blog.

Shetland Tweed Research - What is Shetland Tweed?Read MoreMay 7, 2021

The recently completed Master of Research degree is summarised weekly on the blog.

Shetland tweed research - context continuedRead MoreMay 1, 2021


Shetland has long had a problem with its marketing of textiles...

ShetlandRead MoreMay 1, 2021


After more than a year of living in London we are back in Shetland.

Discovering Textiles - the Skeklers of ShetlandRead MoreApril 24, 2021

In days gone by, Shetland was home to a tradition of masking and costuming.