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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.

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.