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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.

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.