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Symbols of home - the milaya bedsheets of South SudanRead MoreFebruary 23, 2019
The South Sudanese Civil War has been ongoing for more than five years. In that time, more than a million people have fled the fighting to Uganda, many carrying their belongings in their bedsheets which are known as milaya.
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.
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.
No longer in a boxRead MoreOctober 6, 2018
You may have read that Shetland is no longer allowed to be placed in a box on the side of maps.
Max - a studio dog-on-loanRead MoreSeptember 1, 2018
What's on Alvin?Read MoreJuly 28, 2018
Well, the title of this article is slightly misleading in that Alvin has actually finished weaving but this is what was on the loom this week.