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Preserving traditional Zapotec weavingRead MoreNovember 23, 2019

Porfirio Gutierrez is a traditional Zapotec weaver who aims to protect, preserve and encourage the craft of weaving from his area.

A workshop in NovemberRead MoreNovember 9, 2019

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Four hardy souls have braved the ice and snow to spend the weekend in the studio on a Beginners Weaving course.

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.

Weaving in Gunjur, The GambiaRead MoreSeptember 21, 2019

We get many interesting visitors over the summer. One had just come back from The Gambia...

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.

Working with the woolRead MoreMay 24, 2019

A new book for the library, Working with the wool, has arrived.

CollafirthRead MoreMay 18, 2019

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The little settlement of Collafirth lies in a secluded valley, closed at one end by hills and open to the sea at the other. And it hides a rather lovely secret.

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.