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A knitted hospitalRead MoreMay 23, 2020

Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader and contributor from Australia, Debra, we can all marvel at Margaret Seaman's newest creation, the Nightingale Hospital! Margaret is well-known for her epic work including Great Yarmouth seafront, and Sandringham.  Who says you can't have fun in lockdow...

Sloppy JoRead MoreMarch 7, 2020

Shetland may be responsible for another of the world's fashion items: the Sloppy Joe.

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...

The temperature of textilesRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

Textile creatives are mapping climate change in innovative ways.

Getting the message acrossRead MoreAugust 31, 2019

What do neurons and tweets have in common? They have both been immortalised in textiles!

Knitting and espionageRead MoreAugust 10, 2019

Every so often an article about the role knitting has played in times of conflict emerges. Here is one from 2017.

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.

PNITRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

If you haven't seen the multi-coloured, ever-changing wall sculpture created by Penuhaus for Providence's art festival, head on over!

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.