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Benjamin Hannavy CousenRead MoreMay 19, 2018

Every year we have interesting people coming to the studio to visit and have a chat.

Arts on prescriptionRead MoreMay 12, 2018

Dr Daisy Fancourt in a video on the BBC news website is calling for the arts to be available on prescription.

The Textile DetectiveRead MoreApril 28, 2018


An ever-attentive reader and corresponder-in-chief has suggested a new topic for the blog - The Textile Detective!

Our textile collectionRead MoreMarch 24, 2018


As you all will know, we have a collection of textiles of various ages and qualities. We add to it often.

Uli designsRead MoreFebruary 10, 2018


In Nigeria, the Igbo people have painted designs on their bodies and on the walls of their buildings for centuries.

New books for the libraryRead MoreOctober 14, 2017


Our library has two new additions: books on tartans.

Queen Victoria and a quiltRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

In 1892 a satin quilt was presented to Queen Victoria. This seemingly simple act was highly symbolic...

New books for the libraryRead MoreDecember 14, 2016

We have some new books to add to the collection, thanks to a generous gift from the US!

A New Zealand sojournRead MoreDecember 3, 2016


Hello, dear readers. We are back from our New Zealand holiday, full of enthusiasm and energy. It is good to be back with you. In the immortal words of school, "here is what we did on our holidays".

Superheroes tartanRead MoreOctober 24, 2015

Scottish tartans have turned superhero!