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An exhibition about colourRead MoreOctober 13, 2018

Given the colours that we are currently weaving in the studio, this exhibition at Warner Textile Archive is timely.

The Shetland Tweed Company - autumn coloursRead MoreOctober 6, 2018


We have been making new cloths in the studio for The Shetland Tweed Company. This is the warp for the autumn collection.

Van Gogh got woollyRead MoreApril 14, 2018

Nearly every week people write to me from all over the world, sending links to interesting articles and sites. How about this for fascinating?

Colour, colour everywhereRead MoreFebruary 11, 2017

Lots of us like colour. Here is a website that shows a range of palettes derived from natural history photographs...

ColourRead MoreNovember 13, 2015

Have you been watching the BBC series about colour? Available on iPlayer to anyone in the UK, the programmes are fascinating and, if you will excuse the awful pun, illuminating...

Capillary action in actionRead MoreAugust 22, 2015


Friends of the blog are always sending in interesting things. Here is one such submission.

Programmes about colourRead MoreMay 9, 2015

Driving around Shetland on my journeys to schools across the islands, I always have the radio on. Radio 4 for news and analysis, Radio 3 for music. And this week Radio 4 had a very interesting segment all about colour.

SeanceRead MoreJune 24, 2014


If you like colour, you will love this installation by Sheila Hicks.

Help with choosing colourRead MoreJune 11, 2014

The weave forum we are members of, WeaveTech, has provided a link to an interesting website which helps to choose colours.

The limits of lightRead MoreJune 6, 2014

Our eyes see colour but only a very small part of the spectrum. This film from The Secrets of Nature on YouTube explains much much more about light and our relationship with it.