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Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020


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

Fashion through the eyes of Dora MaarRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

Some of the most iconic photographs of the last century came about through the lens of Dora Maar.

Shonibare at the TateRead MoreOctober 5, 2019


Yinka Shonibare's artwork, The British Library, is on show at Tate Modern for another few weeks.

William Blake and the textile industryRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019

The Tate Gallery in London has just opened a new exhibition of William Blake, the Romantic poet and artist.

Cedric Morris, Paris and Fair Isle Read MoreAugust 31, 2019

The artist, Cedric Morris, has a little-known claim to knitting fame...

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.

The pioneer of "everythingism" - Natalia GoncharovaRead MoreJuly 13, 2019


This Russian artist was not only famous in her own lifetime but pioneered an art movement, wore trousers at a time when women simply didn't, and approached her work through folk art. No wonder she was called an "everythingist".

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


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.

Natalia GoncharovaRead MoreJune 8, 2019


Here is a must-see exhibition at London's Tate Modern: Natalia Goncharova.