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Needle and Thread RebellionsRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

In a rare moment of serendipity, a reader from South Africa has sent in an article which reinforces the message about the usefulness of craft.

The joy of craftRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

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In the depths of winter darkness, craft comes to the rescue!

A late visitor to the studio brings new inspirationRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Shona Skinner from The Shetland Gallery brought a visitor this week into the studio: Gillian McFarland.

A tweedy familyRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Each week a little more of the story of Shetland tweed is uncovered in the research project.

Shetland and Orkney - neighbours in tweedRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

More work in the archives in Lerwick has turned up a collaborative effort between the islands of Shetland and Orkney.

Saturday workshop - printing on textilesRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

Next weekend there is a one day workshop at the studio in Yell - printing on textiles.

Tullio CraliRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

The Futurist, Tullio Crali, created work throughout much of the Twentieth Century.

Fashion through the eyes of Dora MaarRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

Some of the most iconic photographs of the last century came about through the lens of Dora Maar.

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!

When did tweed start being made in Shetland?Read MoreNovember 23, 2019

This week the tweed research took a really rather splendid turn!