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The start of a new seasonRead MoreSeptember 5, 2015

It is now officially autumn and the nights are drawing in. The past few days have been cold up here in Shetland, and our thoughts are turning to winter.

The week that wasRead MoreAugust 22, 2015


Last week was, as we say, Full On! We installed looms, ran open days and a textile tour. Here are some pictures of what we got up.

Retail space?Read MoreJuly 24, 2015

The Shetland Artisan Shop in Lerwick is looking to offer space in the shop for a minimum of three months.

Can you help solve a mystery?Read MoreJuly 14, 2015


In our studio, people frequently drop in with bits and pieces of history and we have accumulated some very interesting things. This one has us stumped.

The value of artRead MoreMarch 7, 2015

The news of the destruction of an ancient site in Iraq this week truly shocked us.

An announcementRead MoreJanuary 25, 2015

Tomorrow morning we have some very exciting news! You will be able to read all about it here from ten am.

Merry Christmas from FlorenceRead MoreDecember 24, 2014

This year we are celebrating Christmas and New Year in the beautiful city of Florence.

A very Viking ChristmasRead MoreDecember 20, 2014

The origins of our winter festivals have included the influence of Vikings!

How to REALLY danceRead MoreNovember 26, 2014

Have you seen this amazing dance routine from South Africa. These guys must have practised for ages!

A few moments to help usRead MoreNovember 5, 2014

Writing the blog each week takes time and we love doing it. Discovering new things and finding out what is happening out there in both real and cyber-space is great fun.