Shetland Textiles: 800 BC to the Present (2013)

Shetland Textiles: 800 BC to the Present traces the history of textiles in Shetland through fabrics and garments together with the fibres and tools used to craft them, and the people who made and wore them. It brings together in-depth research with personal memories of local people, illustrated by stunning photographs.

A beautiful and informative sourcebook, Shetland Textiles: 800 BC to the Present will inspire, educate and inform researchers, designers and anyone who is interested in how a tiny archipelago in the North Sea came to be renowned for its textiles.

Contents:
‘Shetland Sheep and Wool’ by Carol Christiansen
‘Early Textiles’ by Elizabeth Johnston
‘Wadmal’ by Brian Smith
‘Stockings and Mittens, 1580-1851’ by Brian Smith
‘The Gunnister Man’ by Carol Christiansen
‘The Truck System’ by Brian Smith
‘Spinning and Dyeing’ by Elizabeth Johnston
‘Taatit Rugs’ by Carol Christiansen
‘Fair Isle Knitting’ by Sarah Laurenson
‘Shetland Lace’ by Roslyn Chapman
‘Shetland Tweed in the Twentieth Century’ by Sarah Dearlove
‘Gender, Work and Textiles in the Shetland Household’ by Lynn Abrams
‘Textiles in Shetland Today’ by Sarah Laurenson

 

Buy a copy of the book in hard or soft cover from Shetland Museum and Archives.

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