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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.

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...

How we see colourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

Colour is fascinating. Here is an interview with a scientist who is exploring how we actually see it.

Weaving colours togetherRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

Sometimes it is useful to know what might happen if two colours are woven together in simple structures. Here is a tool just for that!

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.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019

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Over the time we have been in the buildings in Sellafirth, fourteen years now, we have been looking after the wild flowers that come up each year in what looks like barren ground.

Werner's Nomenclature of ColoursRead MoreMay 4, 2019

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The book Charles Darwin used to describe colours in nature on his voyage on the HMS Beagle has just arrived for the library!

The Importance of Pure MaterialsRead MoreMarch 9, 2019

This week, I have been reading about colour in tweeds and have been particularly drawn to this...

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.