Launch of 5 pilot projects in which experienced volunteers will teach hand-knitting to Shetland youngsters.
by pecambillard in Shetland Islands
I have been interested in fair isle knitting ever since I bought "The complete book of traditional fair isle knitting" by Sheila McGregor. I have knitted many things using this book, including a jumper for my husband. We both wish you good luck with the project and hope to go and visit you one day.
Wishing you the very best on this project! Hand crafts have great value in preserving traditions and in bringing joy to those who make them and those who receive them.
I am honored to contribute to this worthwhile project! I have been twice to Shetland in the past two years, this year coming to Shetland Wool Week 2015! Very magical place - it has a part of my heart. I wish all the success to this endeavor and happy knitting to these peeriemakkers of the future!
As a lifelong knitter, taught by my mum, who was taught by her mum, and so it goes on, I can think of nothing more important than passing on this skill. It has commercial value but also brings joy and peace of mind. I wish everyone the very best of luck, I'm pleased to be a tiny part of this essential project.
Shetland has such a rich tradition of Fair Isle knitting that it would be tragic if it was lost. I was happy to be able to promote and support Shetland knitters and other Shetland arts and crafts makers when I ran my craft shop, Oily Muggie, and its online shop. Glad to support the cause.
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