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Levenwick tweedRead MoreMay 19, 2018

Next week on Saturday there is to be a talk about tweed making in Levenwick.

Benjamin Hannavy CousenRead MoreMay 19, 2018

Every year we have interesting people coming to the studio to visit and have a chat.

Burra Ness and a brochRead MoreMay 19, 2018


This week we have had wonderfully sunny weather, just right for a walk along to Burra Ness.

Tours in Shetland 2018Read MoreMay 12, 2018

This week has seen the first tour of the season and what a great start to the summer!

Tiger sharks and languageRead MoreMay 12, 2018

Over in Australia, on the romantically named Gulf of Carpentaria in the North, the Yanyuwa people have an extraordinary relationship with tiger sharks.

An AVL loom for saleRead MoreApril 28, 2018

Do you need, or know anyone who is looking for, an AVL loom?

Asafo flagsRead MoreApril 28, 2018

Here is an interesting piece about Asafo flags from what is now Ghana.

More sleuthing...Read MoreApril 28, 2018


In the second instalment of The Textile Detective, we have been sent a picture of this piece from Finland.

New book for the library - Russian costumeRead MoreApril 28, 2018


A new book has arrived for the library: Russian costume, from 1974.

The Textile DetectiveRead MoreApril 28, 2018


An ever-attentive reader and corresponder-in-chief has suggested a new topic for the blog - The Textile Detective!