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A tapestry of OxfordshireRead MoreAugust 24, 2019

If you like tapestries and/ or maps head on over to The Bodeleian Libraries where one is being displayed.

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.

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.

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.

A strange link between Shetland and WalesRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

In the tweed research project many interesting and unusual links are cropping up.

Symbols of home - the milaya bedsheets of South SudanRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

The South Sudanese Civil War has been ongoing for more than five years. In that time, more than a million people have fled the fighting to Uganda, many carrying their belongings in their bedsheets which are known as milaya.

New books for the library Read MoreFebruary 16, 2019

We have some new books for the library: Conquest and Overlord, Embroidery, Silk-Screen Production Process and Michael O'Connell.