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The Peat Project in ShetlandRead MoreApril 30, 2022

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Peat is an important resource and a sequester of carbon.

Natural dyesRead MoreMarch 26, 2022

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As part of The Peat Project, the current Shetland project, natural dyes have been used creatively.

Connecting ThoughtsRead MoreMarch 12, 2022

In these days of yet more uncertainty and anxiety, here is something to make you smile.

UFO - the telly seriesRead MoreOctober 23, 2021

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The television series UFO features very stylish clothes.

Maori and Shetland - a pattern connectionRead MoreSeptember 25, 2021

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An unexpected link between Shetland and New Zealand was revealed by visitors to the studio.

Discovering Textiles - Barron and LarcherRead MoreAugust 21, 2021

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

Can plant silk replace plastic?Read MoreJuly 31, 2021

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a possible replacement for plastic.

A visit to Making Nuno at Japan HouseRead MoreJune 19, 2021

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This week we visited Making Nuno at Japan House.

Plastics and fashionRead MoreJune 12, 2021

A research project that looked at 10,000 items from High Street shops in the UK has found that more than half of some outlets' clothing contained plastic fibres.

Shetland Tweed research - the 20th Century continuesRead MoreApril 3, 2021

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This week the story of Shetland Tweed in the 20th Century continues.