21 JAN — 13 MARCH 2022


Our 2020 show Blanket Coverage is continuing on its tour, all the way to Shetland Arts, Bonhoga Gallery, on the most northern tip of Scotland. Makers from across Wales, the UK and internationally will be showcasing the best in contemporary woven textiles alongside local makers from Shetland.

With traditional skills such as weaving in danger of being lost, the makers in the exhibition are ensuring that traditional crafts continue to not only survive but thrive, both celebrating and innovating the rich tradition of woollen blanket production.

Featuring work from – Angie Parker, Beatrice Larkin, Catarina Riccabona, Eleanor Pritchard, Laura Thomas, Llio James, Margo Selby, Maria Sigma, Meghan Spielman, Melvin Tregwynt, Sioni Rhys Handweavers and Wallace Sewell, in addition to Deborah Briggs, Emma Geddes of Aamos Designs and The Shetland Tweed Company.

Through exhibiting contemporary weaving at Bonhoga Gallery, we hope to highlight cultural links between Wales and Shetland. CEO of Shetland Arts Graeme Howell, said: “Textiles have long been a hugely important part of the culture in Shetland and we’re pleased to be showing three local makers alongside the touring show.”

View the Blanket Coverage catalogue here.

See opening times for Bonhoga Gallery at Shetland Arts.

Find out more from curator Laura Thomas in the video below, as she talks with Design Nation about the exhibition. (No captions available.)


Margo Selby, Sakuru Kozo.