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Challenging received wisdomRead MoreFebruary 16, 2019

This week the tweed research has taken a new turn and challenged some perceptions.

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.

Anni AlbersRead MoreDecember 22, 2018

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As you will know, there is an exhibition of Anni Albers' textiles, drawings and concepts at Tate Modern.

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.

A Handweavers Pattern BookRead MoreOctober 26, 2018

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A book has been donated to the library: A Handweavers Pattern Book by Marguerite P Davison.

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.

Weaving hatsRead MoreSeptember 22, 2018

Also on the BBC is an enchanting short film about the weaving of hats from pandanus on one of the Pacific islands: Rurutu.