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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
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.
The Joan Project and The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019
The Britain-Zimbabwe Society - a Research DayRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019
On the 15th June this year, the Britain-Zimbabwe Society will be holding a Research Day focused on Creativity and Innovation in Zimbabwean Arts and Science.
A strange link between Shetland and WalesRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019
In the tweed research project many interesting and unusual links are cropping up.
Symbols of home - the milaya bedsheets of South SudanRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019
The South Sudanese Civil War has been ongoing for more than five years. In that time, more than a million people have fled the fighting to Uganda, many carrying their belongings in their bedsheets which are known as milaya.
New books for the library Read MoreFebruary 16, 2019
We have some new books for the library: Conquest and Overlord, Embroidery, Silk-Screen Production Process and Michael O'Connell.