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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 NineRead MoreApril 4, 2020

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Each week an article from the collection in the studio is featured on the blog. This week, Lara Carter's Rose.

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...

Fashion made from old tapesRead MoreNovember 16, 2019

Benjamin Benmoyal, a student at Central St Martins, has used old video and cassette tapes to create fashion.

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.

Judy Martin and the Sense of TouchRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

The textile artist Judy Martin is a quilter but so much more than that...

More about embroideryRead MoreJuly 12, 2019

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This week seems to be focused on embroidery, thanks in part to visitors to the studio.

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

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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.

Sir Henry Wellcome and the wooden statuetteRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

The pharmacist cum collector, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Sir Henry Wellcome, had an extensive collection of objects which spanned cultures across the globe. One piece is especially interesting.