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The Silk Mill, DerbyRead MoreApril 4, 2020

The first fully mechanised factory in the world was a silk mill in Derby. Now we can tour the spaces in the building virtually!

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...

Secrets of the MuseumRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

A new series began last week on BBC television. Secrets of the Museum is a behind-the-scenes look at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Article of the week - Number TwoRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

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Each week the blog will feature an item from the collection in the studio. This time, the work of Barbara Brown.

The Elegant ManRead MoreOctober 26, 2019

Fashion has never been just for women.

A trip to LondonRead MoreOctober 26, 2019

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A short week in London is always good for inspiration and ideas...

Weavers at AdiesRead MoreSeptember 14, 2019

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The charity shops in Lerwick can always be counted on to provide something new and wonderful.

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.

Frances RichardsRead MoreJune 22, 2019

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The artist Frances Richards is the subject of a retrospective at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Gallery.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...