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A unique braRead MoreJune 15, 2019

The designer of a bra unique to each individual wearer has won the Lexus Design Award 2019.

Flowers at the studioRead MoreJune 15, 2019


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.

A little more about sheepRead MoreJune 15, 2019

Recently I bought a book in Lerwick which looked like it could be of interest for the tweed research project. It most definitely is!

Stitching leavesRead MoreJune 15, 2019


This week, thanks to our friends over at designboom.com, we met Susanna Bauer who does amazing things with leaves and stitching.

Natalia GoncharovaRead MoreJune 8, 2019


Here is a must-see exhibition at London's Tate Modern: Natalia Goncharova.

Floppy ClothRead MoreJune 8, 2019

For those of us who like to visit exhibitions of textiles we are aware that different shows make us react differently. The curation and display is everything, it seems...

A forgotten court caseRead MoreJune 8, 2019

The internet can be really useful, especially when trying to find the origins of textiles.

Of Kites and CollageRead MoreJune 8, 2019

What do kites and collage have in common? A family connection.

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreJune 1, 2019


As many of you will know, I have my own company, The Shetland Tweed Company. This is what we have been doing recently.

Preserving Bedouin textilesRead MoreJune 1, 2019

The Museum of Jordanian Heritage has a collection of dyed Bedouin textiles which were conserved back in 2009.