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The Shetland Tweed Company's new shopRead MoreJanuary 23, 2021

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The Shetland Tweed Company has a new online shop!

The ArcticRead MoreDecember 5, 2020

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A new exhibition has reopened at the British Museum in London: Arctic: Culture and Climate .

Embroidery and apartheidRead MoreNovember 28, 2020

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The apartheid years in South Africa were hugely destructive to many lives. Embroidery is helping some come to terms with the trauma.

Robert StewartRead MoreNovember 14, 2020

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Robert Stewart was a Scottish designer and artist who has a remarkable influence on art education.

Fabric of Vision - Dress and Drapery in PaintingRead MoreOctober 31, 2020

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A new book for the studio library explores the representation of fabrics in fine art.

The Tailor of FrantRead MoreOctober 17, 2020

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George Smart was a tailor... and an artist.

KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

GUMRead MoreJuly 18, 2020

Shopping in department stores is familiar to us, but in Russia it was once State-controlled.

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.