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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.

Design in the National ArchivesRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

A collection of papers, ephemera and articles is held in the National Archives in London's Kew. It contains some fascinating records including these which show Victorian design.

The Overlord TapestryRead MoreFebruary 9, 2019

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, this appliquéd and embroidered piece recognising the World War Two operation, is a true feat of artistry and needlework.

The virtual museumRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

Anyone who has been into the studio in Yell will know that we love collecting things. Seems we are not alone...

Shetland in the winterRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019


Being so far North is an Adventure for sure, and one that is filled with beauty.

Up Helly AaRead MoreJanuary 26, 2019

This week it is Up Helly Aa in Shetland. Up the Guizer Jarl!

Autism and art - the prehistoric elementRead MoreJanuary 26, 2019

An ongoing collaborative study between an archaeologist and a medical researcher, both from the University of York, has posed an interesting view on prehistoric art.

A belated Happy New Year!Read MoreJanuary 19, 2019

A very happy 2019 to all our readers out in blogland.

A Christmas BreakRead MoreDecember 22, 2018

It is time to have a short break from the blog.

Christmas greetings 2018Read MoreDecember 5, 2018

I know it is early but Merry Christmas everyone!