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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.

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

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This week we visited Making Nuno at Japan House.

Shetland Tweed ResearchRead MoreMay 22, 2021

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The history of Shetland's tweed industry has been explored on the blog, and some of the characteristics that make Shetland Tweed special have been drawn out of the research. In this post more about how the research was undertaken is explained.

Shetland Tweed Research - What is Shetland Tweed? continuedRead MoreMay 15, 2021

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The research that has just been completed this year continues to be summarised on the blog.

Shetland Tweed Research - What is Shetland Tweed?Read MoreMay 7, 2021

The recently completed Master of Research degree is summarised weekly on the blog.

Shetland tweed research - context continuedRead MoreMay 1, 2021

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Shetland has long had a problem with its marketing of textiles...

Shetland tweed research - putting the research into contextRead MoreApril 24, 2021

Now that the history of Shetland's Tweed industry has been explored, attention shifts...

Shetland Tweed research - The 21st CenturyRead MoreApril 17, 2021

The story of Shetland Tweed continues in extracts from the recently completed Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art.

Shetland Tweed research - The Shetland sheepRead MoreApril 10, 2021

The story of Shetland Tweed continues in extract from the recently completed Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art.