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KolamRead MoreSeptember 5, 2020

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Kolam is the Asian art and craft of making patterns out of ground rice to greet the start of each day.

Documenting Native American lifeRead MoreAugust 29, 2020

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The photographs of Edward Sheriff Curtis are well-known for their beauty and sensitivity, and as a record of cultures that were feared to be disappearing.

The Passmore Edwards Public LibraryRead MoreMay 23, 2020

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Just down the road from where we live in London is the Passmore Edwards Public Library.

Article of the week - Number NineRead MoreApril 4, 2020

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Each week an article from the collection in the studio is featured on the blog. This week, Lara Carter's Rose.

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...

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.

Wedding dresses at the Shetland MuseumRead MoreMarch 3, 2019

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A couple of weeks ago the Shetland Museum opened its newest exhibition: wedding dress through the years.

Nora Fok Read MoreFebruary 23, 2019

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