Nicki Trench: ISLANDS OF WOOL

Date: 30th July 2015 | Category: News


You never quite know what to expect when going to a new place to teach knitting. On the first morning in Lerwick I had to pinch myself as I drew the curtains in my hotel room to take in the most breathtaking views. Rolling,
treeless hills framing a bay of deep blue sea, little croft houses perched and a lighthouse in the distance. What a great surprise Lerwick gave me. I couldn’t wait to discover what crafty delights this island had to offer.
Shetlanders are well-known for their expertise in lace and Fair Isle knitting, however crochet is a skill that nearly all the islanders have.

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