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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

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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!

CollafirthRead MoreMay 18, 2019

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The little settlement of Collafirth lies in a secluded valley, closed at one end by hills and open to the sea at the other. And it hides a rather lovely secret.

Advertising ShetlandRead MoreMay 4, 2019

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As part of this engrossing study of Shetland's tweeds, a new-to-me advert has been added to the collection.

Myths and legends of ShetlandRead MoreApril 27, 2019

A recent discovery of advertising from the 1960's highlights Shetland's importance to the USA menswear industry.

Shetland tweed in the Archive StoreRead MoreApril 20, 2019

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On Friday this week I visited the Shetland Museum and Archives Store, a fascinating and eclectic collection of all things Shetland.

Shetland tweed bookRead MoreApril 20, 2019

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The second printing of the Shetland Tweed book has arrived.

New items for the collectionRead MoreApril 6, 2019

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It seems a little while since we added anything to the studio collection of textiles and garments.

Tweed research updateRead MoreMarch 30, 2019

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Over the next two years I am doing a Masters Degree at Glasgow School of Art, looking at the history, practice and future of Shetland's tweeds. The research took a turn this week...