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KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

Shetland tweed connectionsRead MoreApril 11, 2020

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As regular readers of the blog will know, I am currently researching Shetland's tweed heritage and history. This week a new link has joined the chain: one with unexpected yet familiar connections.

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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Each week the blog presents a different article from the collection in the studio. This week, a woven whirlpool...

The death of traditional Shetland tweed?Read MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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This month the last weaver of traditional tweed in Shetland retired from his job. Traditional tweed on Shetland no longer exists.

Fair Isle on the BBCRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020

Fair Isle has given its name to the colour-filled jumpers which are known the world over. 50 year old photographs bring their past to life.

Shetland tweed updateRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

The second (and final) year of tweed research has just kicked off.

A tweedy familyRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Each week a little more of the story of Shetland tweed is uncovered in the research project.

When did tweed start being made in Shetland?Read MoreNovember 23, 2019

This week the tweed research took a really rather splendid turn!

Teaching weaveRead MoreSeptember 28, 2019

The first workshop of ours for Wool Week has finished. It is such a joy to watch people create beautiful things.

Shetland's tweed history... and futureRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019

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The woven cloth of Shetland has been at the forefront of innovation and the industry has gone through cycles of popularity and decline. Now its future is in jeopardy.