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The last of the summer toursRead MoreAugust 31, 2019


We are rapidly nearing the end of the summer and the last of the tours.

Late summer in ShetlandRead MoreAugust 3, 2019

It is a little while since we shared some pics of the islands. This year the summer colours are absolutely brilliant, in all senses of the word.

Touring and workshoppingRead MoreJuly 20, 2019

Our tour of Shetland, five days of exploration, is coming to an end. What a brilliant time we have had!

Conserving the Emperor's CarpetRead MoreJune 22, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum in New York conserved and displayed a unique carpet. The job took years...

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.

Changeable weatherRead MoreJune 1, 2019


The isles are always beautiful but this year they seem to be even more so!

It's the little thingsRead MoreMay 18, 2019


The touring season in the isles has begun and we have visitors from Germany, the USA and Australia for our first summer trip.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019


A friend-of-the-blog has sent in a link for an article on thisiscolossal.com which has had us enthralled.

The Joan Project and The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019


Two exciting things have happened this week...

The Britain-Zimbabwe Society - a Research DayRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019

On the 15th June this year, the Britain-Zimbabwe Society will be holding a Research Day focused on Creativity and Innovation in Zimbabwean Arts and Science.