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A new yearRead MoreJanuary 24, 2020

It may be the nearly-end of January but as this is the first blog of the year, Happy New Year everyone!

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


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.

Heavy Metal Knitting Read MoreMay 11, 2019

The title says it all...

Warm guinea pigsRead MoreMarch 16, 2019

Our fuzzy friends have been in the running for The Adorably Cute Prize!

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019


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