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The world's rarest textileRead MoreNovember 16, 2019

This week a rare sea silk hat was auctioned in New York.

The arrival of tweed in the islandsRead MoreNovember 2, 2019

The research on Shetland tweed continues to surprise and delight...

Fiona DalyRead MoreAugust 31, 2019

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I am absolutely delighted to share some news of one of our previous weave residents: Fiona Daly.

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.

Frances RichardsRead MoreJune 22, 2019

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The artist Frances Richards is the subject of a retrospective at Swansea's Glynn Vivian Gallery.

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.

Shetland tweed in the Archive StoreRead MoreApril 20, 2019

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On Friday this week I visited the Shetland Museum and Archives Store, a fascinating and eclectic collection of all things Shetland.

Bottle uppers, seaweed solesRead MoreApril 13, 2019

A Mexican inventor, Jorge Castro Ramos, has created a way of using the sargassum seaweed that washes up on beaches each year in the hundreds of tonnes: sports shoe soles.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

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Over the next two years I am doing a Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art, looking at the history, practice and future of Shetland's tweeds. The research took a turn this week...