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Sloppy JoRead MoreMarch 7, 2020

Shetland may be responsible for another of the world's fashion items: the Sloppy Joe.

Article of the week - Number FourRead MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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Each week the blog presents a different article from the collection in the studio. This week, a woven whirlpool...

The death of traditional Shetland tweed?Read MoreFebruary 29, 2020

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This month the last weaver of traditional tweed in Shetland retired from his job. Traditional tweed on Shetland no longer exists.

Fair Isle on the BBCRead MoreFebruary 22, 2020

Fair Isle has given its name to the colour-filled jumpers which are known the world over. 50 year old photographs bring their past to life.

Shetland tweed updateRead MoreFebruary 1, 2020

The second (and final) year of tweed research has just kicked off.

A tweedy familyRead MoreDecember 7, 2019

Each week a little more of the story of Shetland tweed is uncovered in the research project.

Shetland and Orkney - neighbours in tweedRead MoreNovember 30, 2019

More work in the archives in Lerwick has turned up a collaborative effort between the islands of Shetland and Orkney.

When did tweed start being made in Shetland?Read MoreNovember 23, 2019

This week the tweed research took a really rather splendid turn!

The arrival of tweed in the islandsRead MoreNovember 2, 2019

The research on Shetland tweed continues to surprise and delight...

The age of trust?Read MoreOctober 5, 2019

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Recently two visitors to the studio were talking about how tweeds and knitting were sold...