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The last blog from ShetlandRead MoreSeptember 18, 2021


This week we are celebrating twenty years of life in the isles and leave Shetland for a new life.

Greetings from Shetland!Read MoreSeptember 4, 2021

Shetland is home once again for a few weeks as I prepare the studios for new adventures.

Shetland... one last timeRead MoreAugust 28, 2021

This week I shall be heading North to Shetland one last time.

Knitted Keyboard IIRead MoreAugust 28, 2021

MIT has been working on a project to create a musical keyboard... using knitting.

Discovering Textiles - Barron and LarcherRead MoreAugust 21, 2021


In the 1920s and '30s two designer-makers were at the forefront of a revival in hand-block printing in Britain.

The joy of making artRead MoreAugust 12, 2021

Art and craft is good for us all and this may hold the key to reviving Shetland's Tweed industry.

Upcoming eventsRead MoreAugust 7, 2021


After a year and a half of disruption GlobalYell is reopening the studios in Yell for a few weeks.

The Creative Wellbeing FestivalRead MoreJuly 24, 2021

The Creative Wellbeing Festival has started.

Dada, dance and designRead MoreJuly 24, 2021


Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a trained artist and textile designer, a wood-turner and sculptor, a teacher and a dancer. An exhibition at Tate Modern (you can see the details here) of the artist's work has just opened. In the show are numerous examples of the drawings, design plans and artefacts that Soph...

Article of the Week - number sixty-nine - 60 Feet RoadRead MoreJuly 17, 2021


Each week one item from the collection is chosen to explore in the blog. This time it is a photograph of 60 Feet Road.