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Christmas greetings 2018Read MoreDecember 5, 2018

I know it is early but Merry Christmas everyone!

Harris Tweed filmRead MoreDecember 1, 2018

A friend recently sent a link to a film from the National Library of Scotland, all about Harris Tweed.

The iPod PharmacyRead MoreNovember 3, 2018

Do you have an iPod that you do not want any more? Well, here is a worthy cause.

The Great Animal OrchestraRead MoreOctober 13, 2018

One of the joys of using Alvin-the-loom is that the weaver can listen to music while Alvin weaves away. Today serendipity was in the air.

The music of mathematicsRead MoreSeptember 29, 2018

Mathematics presents a fascinating link between music and weaving. After all, both weave and music are about creating and putting patterns together in pleasing combinations.

Adult Learning classesRead MoreAugust 25, 2018

The new Adult Learning classes are ready for booking.

An ancient language Read MoreAugust 18, 2018

Dr Sabine Hyland, a professor at the University of St Andrews in the splendidly-named School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, has been working to find out if the Incas had a written language.

Shetland Textile Museum talkRead MoreAugust 18, 2018

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This week, I have been asked to give a talk on the fabrics in the collection at the Shetland Textile Museum in Lerwick.

Maud LewisRead MoreAugust 4, 2018

One of the joys of running tours in Shetland is that we get to meet people from all over the world and we find out about their particular neck of the woods.

The sound of islands which never existedRead MoreJune 30, 2018

An Atlas Obscura article this week highlighted the work of Andrew Pekler who recreates the sounds of islands that probably never existed.