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Breathing new life into an Ercol rockerRead MoreNovember 24, 2018

Many of you will know Ercol, the furniture maker which produces iconic chairs and tables. Last week we acquired a classic rocking chair...

Craft influences - Mexico and the USARead MoreNovember 17, 2018

Craft and art don't exist in a vacuum. Here is an interesting programme about the influences between Mexico and the USA.

The Awakening ValleyRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

A recent rediscovery of a fascinating book, The Awakening Valley, has proved to be very interesting.

Of the domestic and the wildRead MoreOctober 20, 2018

We are undergoing home improvements which has meant walking to work early in the morning.

No longer in a boxRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

You may have read that Shetland is no longer allowed to be placed in a box on the side of maps.

Max - a studio dog-on-loanRead MoreSeptember 1, 2018


For the next few weeks we have a studio dog again. Dear readers, meet Max!

What's on Alvin?Read MoreJuly 28, 2018

Well, the title of this article is slightly misleading in that Alvin has actually finished weaving but this is what was on the loom this week.

The summer lightRead MoreJuly 28, 2018


Last night I went out on the nearby voe at Gloup, and watched a stupendous sunset. Ah! The summer...

ÇatalhöyükRead MoreJuly 14, 2018

Over the water in Turkey there is a spectacular archaeological site, Çatalhöyük.

Kate KatoRead MoreJune 2, 2018

A friend, who many of you will know as the book-binder and paper fiend extraordinaire Rachel Hazell, has introduced us to Kate Kato.