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A mistake... or twoRead MoreMarch 26, 2016

Well, we are not infallible, you will be pleased to hear. Last week I made two mistakes in the blog...

Shetland in the stormRead MoreJanuary 30, 2016

If you live in the UK (and possibly even if you don't) you will know that the islands got the full force of Storm Gertrude this week.

The Shanghai MuseumRead MoreJanuary 20, 2016


Our almost-first stop in Shanghai was the Shanghai Museum.

The Christmas Craft FairRead MoreOctober 24, 2015

Shetland Arts and Crafts organisation has just published its Christmas Craft Fair booklet online.

October northern styleRead MoreOctober 13, 2015

A walk to work in October makes a difference...

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.