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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.

Some good newsRead MoreJune 13, 2020

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This week there is some encouraging news.

The Shetland Tweed CompanyRead MoreMay 16, 2020

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Although the studio is closed in Yell weaving continues on a neighbouring island!

The Techniques of Rug WeavingRead MoreMarch 21, 2020

There is a new book for viewing in the library when the studio reopens: Peter Collingwood's "The Techniques of Rug Weaving"

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...

The temperature of textilesRead MoreFebruary 15, 2020

Textile creatives are mapping climate change in innovative ways.

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...