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The Silk Mill, DerbyRead MoreApril 4, 2020

The first fully mechanised factory in the world was a silk mill in Derby. Now we can tour the spaces in the building virtually!

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...

A Lunar Space Suit from the 1940sRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

If you get a chance to get to the National Space Centre you will see a space suit designed in the middle of the last century!

Studio space in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 31, 2019

Over the past few weeks we have been making plans to give more people access to the studio in Yell.

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.

Scanning a spacesuitRead MoreJune 1, 2019

Another friend-of-the-blog has sent in an amazing link. Did you know that Neil Armstrong's spacesuit is being replicated for download?

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.

The Joan Project and The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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Two exciting things have happened this week...