Shetland Wool Week 2017 might have come and gone but we can enjoy it ourselves from the comfort of our home with the beautiful Annual book that accompanies the event. This is a beautiful book with evocative photos of Shetland scenes as well as designs from the top Shetland designers.
Packed with 12 exclusive patterns, fascinating essays, interviews with top knitters and glorious photography taken in Shetland’s historic capital, Lerwick.
SWW 2017 Patron Gudrun Johnston’s Bousta Beanie; Donna Smith’s Addie’s Scarf; Terri Malcolmson’s Triple Tone Circular Scarf; Wilma Malcolmson’s Vermeer Cushion; Outi Kater’s Rosepath Sweater; Ella Gordon’s Tveir Fingerless Mittens; Marie Wallin’s Fetlar Scarf; Elizabeth Johnston’s Shoormal Neck Shawl; Di Gilpin’s Geo Snood; Julia Billings’ Sea Thrift Mitts; Jen Arnall-Culliford’s Sumburgh Hat; Carol Christiansen’s Churchill Pattern.
Essays include: Roslyn Chapman uncovers extraordinary stories of some historic Shetland knitters, all male; Douglas Sinclair writes about Shetlander Arthur Anderson who founded the P&O shipping line and championed the isles’ textile industry; a fascinating insight into Shetland knitwear designer Victoria Gibson whose career spans five decades; and Carol Christiansen on rooing, an almost lost method of producing the best wool for hand spinning.
Extraordinary illustrations, a selection of book reviews and some personal insights into the lives of the isles’ top knitters.