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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...

Teaching weaveRead MoreSeptember 28, 2019

The first workshop of ours for Wool Week has finished. It is such a joy to watch people create beautiful things.

Shetland's tweed history... and futureRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019

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The woven cloth of Shetland has been at the forefront of innovation and the industry has gone through cycles of popularity and decline. Now its future is in jeopardy.

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.

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.