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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.

Breathing new life into an Ercol rockerRead MoreNovember 24, 2018

Many of you will know Ercol, the furniture maker which produces iconic chairs and tables. Last week we acquired a classic rocking chair...

Craft influences - Mexico and the USARead MoreNovember 17, 2018

Craft and art don't exist in a vacuum. Here is an interesting programme about the influences between Mexico and the USA.

The Awakening ValleyRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

A recent rediscovery of a fascinating book, The Awakening Valley, has proved to be very interesting.

The iPod PharmacyRead MoreNovember 3, 2018

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

Of the domestic and the wildRead MoreOctober 20, 2018

We are undergoing home improvements which has meant walking to work early in the morning.

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.

No longer in a boxRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

You may have read that Shetland is no longer allowed to be placed in a box on the side of maps.

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.

Max - a studio dog-on-loanRead MoreSeptember 1, 2018

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For the next few weeks we have a studio dog again. Dear readers, meet Max!