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ÇatalhöyükRead MoreJuly 14, 2018

Over the water in Turkey there is a spectacular archaeological site, Çatalhöyük.

Kate KatoRead MoreJune 2, 2018

A friend, who many of you will know as the book-binder and paper fiend extraordinaire Rachel Hazell, has introduced us to Kate Kato.

What's on the loomRead MoreMay 19, 2018


We have been weaving cloth for an order; Basta Voe.

Receiving the blogRead MoreMay 19, 2018

Many of our readers have replied to last week's piece about staying on the blog. Here is a final reminder for those who missed that entry.

Do you want to continue to receive the blog?Read MoreMay 12, 2018

If you have subscribed to lots of different streams, like I have, in order to learn new things then you will know that the law is changing to increase protection and privacy online.

Thank you Read MoreMay 12, 2018

A Very Big Thank You to you in Readerland who sent thoughts on the odd happenings on the blog last week.

The textile collection at the studioRead MoreApril 21, 2018


Over the past twenty six years we have been collecting textiles and a few weeks ago, as regular readers of the blog will know, we have been storing and cataloguing the fabrics and costumes.

Lerwick Town HallRead MoreMarch 31, 2018


The Town Hall is Lerwick is open again after refurbishment. I had forgotten what a beautiful interior the Hall has...

Easter greetingsRead MoreMarch 31, 2018


The Christian celebration of Easter with its eggs, bunnies, fluffy yellow chicks and other similar cuteness is here and along with it some pretty creative ideas!

Happy New Year - Chinese styleRead MoreFebruary 16, 2018

Happy New Year of the Dog, everyone!