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


This week we visited Making Nuno at Japan House.

Shetland Tweed research - the 20th Century continuesRead MoreApril 3, 2021


This week the story of Shetland Tweed in the 20th Century continues.

Shetland Tweed research - The 20th CenturyRead MoreMarch 27, 2021

This week the story of Shetland Tweed continues into the 20th Century.

Discovering Textiles - Canadian Inuit tapestryRead MoreMarch 27, 2021


The Inuit People of Baffin Island, Canada started to produce tapestries in 1970, a serendipitous melding of hand skills and the traditional art of storytelling.

Article of the week - number fifty - a silk mapRead MoreMarch 6, 2021


Each week, a piece from the collection is chosen to highlight on the blog. This time it is a silk map.

Reasonable BlackmanRead MoreFebruary 6, 2021

The trade in silk weaving became very lucrative in the 17th Century when French Protestant Huguenots settled, but there were silk weavers before then.

The Shetland Tweed Company's new shopRead MoreJanuary 23, 2021


The Shetland Tweed Company has a new online shop!

The ArcticRead MoreDecember 5, 2020


A new exhibition has reopened at the British Museum in London: Arctic: Culture and Climate .

An ancient mulberry treeRead MoreNovember 28, 2020


Lesnes Abbey is in south-east London, in the borough of Bexley and in its grounds stands an old mulberry tree.

Article of the Week - number thirty four - a tobacco silkRead MoreOctober 3, 2020


This week's Article of the Week is a Tobacco Silk, a little piece of marketing history