Shetland Wool Week Annual 2022

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Shetland Wool Week 2022 has arrived! And the entire publication is stunning. The 2022 and 8th Annual features:

  • Two heritage pattern features – on the distinctive Merran’s pattern which originated in Unst in the 1930s; and an interview with Donna Smith on how she gave a contemporary twist to a distinctive monochrome Fair Isle jumper from the Shetland Museum’s collection.
  • An article byJanette Budge on Shetland Flock Book aficionado Anne Doull with photos by Alexa Fitzgibbon 
  • A look into the fascinating array of handmade and very individual Shetland ‘dressing’ boards in the Shetland Museum’s collection; beautifully illustrated by local artist Aimee Labourne  
  • Textile design researcher, Dr. Sarah Dearlove takes a look at the tweed collection and explains how it’s a global story of design ideas, color experimentation, and cloth quality development

Also included are transitional pieces that can be layered; cosy accessories to snuggle into, and lighter items that will be a pleasure to make and wear. There's even a dog sweater! 

There are 13 patterns from leading Shetland knitwear designers. Expect vibrant Fair Isle motifs and patterns, subtle, intricate lace, weaving and more.  152 pages.

  • SWW 2022 Patron Linda Shearer’s ‘Bonnie Isle Hat’
  • Donna Smith’s ‘Jemima’s Jumper and Cowl’ – heritage pattern
  • Mati Ventrillon’s ‘Moosidales Hat’
  • Kathleen Anderson’s ‘Da Palm Beach Mitts’
  • Hazel Laurenson’s ‘Merran’s Cardigan’ – heritage pattern
  • Alison Rendall’s ‘Stjarna Smucks’
  • Edina Szeles’ ‘Seaweed Scarf’ (weaving pattern)
  • Wilma Malcolmson’s ‘Ripple Wristlets’
  • Elizabeth Johnston’s ‘Sea Breeze Cardigan’
  • Rachel Hunter’s ‘Ristie Poncho’
  • Ella Gordon’s ‘Sunbeam Dog Coat’
  • Linda Shearer’s ‘Nesbyen Socks’