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New books for the library Read MoreFebruary 16, 2019

We have some new books for the library: Conquest and Overlord, Embroidery, Silk-Screen Production Process and Michael O'Connell.

The Overlord TapestryRead MoreFebruary 9, 2019

Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, this appliquéd and embroidered piece recognising the World War Two operation, is a true feat of artistry and needlework.

Touring Shetland in the summerRead MoreFebruary 8, 2019

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This year's tours of Shetland, May, June and July, promise to be a lot of fun!

Breathing new life into an Ercol rockerRead MoreNovember 24, 2018

Many of you will know Ercol, the furniture maker which produces iconic chairs and tables. Last week we acquired a classic rocking chair...

Craft influences - Mexico and the USARead MoreNovember 17, 2018

Craft and art don't exist in a vacuum. Here is an interesting programme about the influences between Mexico and the USA.

The Awakening ValleyRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

A recent rediscovery of a fascinating book, The Awakening Valley, has proved to be very interesting.

Of the domestic and the wildRead MoreOctober 20, 2018

We are undergoing home improvements which has meant walking to work early in the morning.

No longer in a boxRead MoreOctober 6, 2018

You may have read that Shetland is no longer allowed to be placed in a box on the side of maps.

Touring ShetlandRead MoreSeptember 7, 2018

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It is the last two weeks of tours in Shetland. What a stupendous summer it has been.

Max - a studio dog-on-loanRead MoreSeptember 1, 2018

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For the next few weeks we have a studio dog again. Dear readers, meet Max!