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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.

Threads of LifeRead MoreJuly 27, 2019

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Thanks to a tip from a reader of the blog we have a new book for the library.

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.

Caring for TextilesRead MoreMay 4, 2019

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The care of fabrics and textiles is an art in itself. This book will help us preserve the collection.

A fantastical carpetRead MoreApril 13, 2019

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Here is another lovely idea; a carpet created to commemorate a 19th Century Finnish writer.

New books for the libraryRead MoreMarch 7, 2019

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Our library at the studio keeps growing. Here are the latest additions.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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

The Joan Project and The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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Two exciting things have happened this week...

The Britain-Zimbabwe Society - a Research DayRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

On the 15th June this year, the Britain-Zimbabwe Society will be holding a Research Day focused on Creativity and Innovation in Zimbabwean Arts and Science.