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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.

Tweed researchRead MoreFebruary 2, 2019

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The research into Shetland tweed has gathered pace.

Shetland's tweeds - a new research projectRead MoreJanuary 19, 2019

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Shetland's tweeds are a small part of the islands' history today but in the past these cloths were much more important.

New research into tweedRead MoreDecember 15, 2018

Next year I am going to start a "Master of Research" degree, looking at what constitutes Shetland tweed and how to take this important cultural craft into the future.

Looking for information about Shetland's tweedsRead MoreDecember 8, 2018

2019 is going to be An Exciting Year! There are the usual goings-on at the studio, but also music, and fashion, and the next stage of the tweed research project.

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.