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A beautiful bookRead MoreAugust 12, 2017


As you know, we love books in the studio and we have a collection of many kinds, including some illustrated by autolithographs.

Of orcas and a pilot whaleRead MoreJuly 29, 2017

This week we have had happy news and a sad tale all to do with the life in the seas that surround us.

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreJuly 21, 2017


The seasons change quickly up here in the North. What is the start of the summer heat in the south is already changing in Shetland.

The tiniest fossilsRead MoreJuly 15, 2017

Patterns, patterns and more patterns. The world of the smallest fossils in the world features many.

The world's favourite colourRead MoreJuly 8, 2017

A survey of colour for Hull City of Culture 2017 has found what has been dubbed "Marrs Green"; the World's Favourite Colour.

Simmer DimRead MoreJuly 1, 2017

It is the height of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and we have the longest days in the UK to enjoy.

John LewisRead MoreJune 22, 2017

On the last textile tour we had a guest who works for John Lewis, familiar to those of us in the UK as department stores and Waitrose groceries. Susanne told us about their textile collection.

Fun things to do on a textile tour!Read MoreJune 17, 2017

This week I have been running another tour of Shetland. One thing I like to do is to take advantage of whatever is going on in the isles.

Our volunteersRead MoreMay 27, 2017

At our recent AGM, the directors gave a vote of thanks to the volunteers who do so much to help GlobalYell.

An architectural illusionRead MoreMay 20, 2017


"All the world's a play and