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The studio this weekRead MoreMay 7, 2016


Can you believe that it is the second week of May already! Nearly a year since we took on the new studio space and Alvin-the-loom arrived.

Beads, beads, beadsRead MoreApril 27, 2016


I would not have expected to find beadwork of such stunning quality in Greenland of all places...

Studio update April 2016Read MoreApril 2, 2016


It is now officially British Summertime and visitors have started to come into the studios and Gallery.

Wall hanging from ZimbabweRead MoreApril 2, 2016


If you have been to the studio you may have seen our wall hanging by Cornelia Nemungando of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Arts in care centresRead MoreApril 2, 2016

An opportunity to deliver workshops in care centres and social care settings in Shetland has come up. If you think you may be interested, take a look...

Just for fun...Read MoreApril 2, 2016


We always have a bowl of sweeties or biscuits in the studio. Weavers need to operate on such things. Perhaps they have subliminally affected Kirsty's designs for The Shetland Tweed Company...

A mistake... or twoRead MoreMarch 26, 2016

Well, we are not infallible, you will be pleased to hear. Last week I made two mistakes in the blog...

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreMarch 12, 2016


The most exciting news we have this week is the launch of a new venture, The Shetland Tweed Company.

Shetland in the stormRead MoreJanuary 30, 2016

If you live in the UK (and possibly even if you don't) you will know that the islands got the full force of Storm Gertrude this week.

The Shanghai MuseumRead MoreJanuary 20, 2016


Our almost-first stop in Shanghai was the Shanghai Museum.