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Merry Christmas from FlorenceRead MoreDecember 24, 2014

This year we are celebrating Christmas and New Year in the beautiful city of Florence.

A very Viking ChristmasRead MoreDecember 20, 2014

The origins of our winter festivals have included the influence of Vikings!

How to REALLY danceRead MoreNovember 26, 2014

Have you seen this amazing dance routine from South Africa. These guys must have practised for ages!

A few moments to help usRead MoreNovember 5, 2014

Writing the blog each week takes time and we love doing it. Discovering new things and finding out what is happening out there in both real and cyber-space is great fun.

The sound of lightRead MoreOctober 29, 2014

Across in Germany, sunlight is being changed into sound.

Time to change the clocksRead MoreOctober 25, 2014


It is the last day of summer... officially.

Small acts of kindnessRead MoreJuly 26, 2014

A lovely reader has sent in a link which has made us very happy at the studio.

No blogRead MoreJuly 3, 2014

There is no blog this week because I am away.

Simmer DimRead MoreJune 21, 2014


Happy Simmer Dim everyone. Midnight on the longest day of the year.

Shetland Heritage tea towelsRead MoreJune 11, 2014


Adies was a weave concern in the lovely village of Voe on the Mainland of Shetland. Selling worldwide, the company finally ceased trading in the 1980's and the archive collection was given to the Shetland Museum and Archives while some of the pieces were given to the Shetland Textile Museum.