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Shetland Tweed Research

The project so far...

In 2019 the second part of this research began. The project now is a Masters of Research degree through Glasgow School of Art looking at Shetland tweed. Findings and requests will be posted as they occur in the research. 

In 2016/ 17 GlobalYell undertook the first part of a research project, looking at the tweed industry of Shetland through archives, collections and interviews. 

Hannah Eynon and Alicja Tyburska from Ireland and Poland respectively and Kirsty Brabin were appointed to undertake research and interviews

Now the first part of the project is completed and the information we have found, along with interviews, pictures, patterns and colourways can be seen on Facebook. The project is ongoing and this page will be updated as new findings emerge. 

If you are looking for pictures of the fabrics that we have found, please follow this link. 

This project has been supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.