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Article of the Week - number seventy-one - a pirnRead MoreJuly 31, 2021


This week's item from the collection is a weaving pirn with a story.

Discovering Textiles - Jean-Henri FabreRead MoreJuly 31, 2021

Jean-Henri Fabre was an "entomological philosopher", a poet and a scientist who held patents for a textile dye.

Can plant silk replace plastic?Read MoreJuly 31, 2021

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a possible replacement for plastic.

A new cloth from The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreJuly 31, 2021


The loom in Shetland has been warped up for the next cloth from The Shetland Tweed Company.

Fragments of poetryRead MoreJuly 31, 2021

Embroidery has the power to evoke memory in Hoa Dung's work.

Discovering Textiles - An Iranian traditional textile villageRead MoreJuly 24, 2021

Iran's traditions of textile making include weaving.

Article of the week - number seventy - a length of Heals fabric Read MoreJuly 24, 2021


This week's article from the collection is a length of fabric from Diane Bell for Heals

The Creative Wellbeing FestivalRead MoreJuly 24, 2021

The Creative Wellbeing Festival has started.

Fiberchats on YouTubeRead MoreJuly 24, 2021

A YouTube channel for those who like the fibre arts has videos with some Shetland creatives.

Dada, dance and designRead MoreJuly 24, 2021


Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a trained artist and textile designer, a wood-turner and sculptor, a teacher and a dancer. An exhibition at Tate Modern (you can see the details here) of the artist's work has just opened. In the show are numerous examples of the drawings, design plans and artefacts that Soph...