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KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

Article of the Week - number twenty two - Tutankhamun Rya rug Read MoreJuly 11, 2020

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Each week a piece from the studio collection is selected for the blog. This time it is a (possible) Rya rug of Tutankhamun..

The Techniques of Rug WeavingRead MoreMarch 21, 2020

There is a new book for viewing in the library when the studio reopens: Peter Collingwood's "The Techniques of Rug Weaving"

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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Each week the blog presents a different article from the collection in the studio. This week, a woven whirlpool...

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019

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Over the time we have been in the buildings in Sellafirth, fourteen years now, we have been looking after the wild flowers that come up each year in what looks like barren ground.

Working with the woolRead MoreMay 24, 2019

A new book for the library, Working with the wool, has arrived.

Advertising ShetlandRead MoreMay 4, 2019

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As part of this engrossing study of Shetland's tweeds, a new-to-me advert has been added to the collection.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.