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Shetland Wool Journal  Volume 2 is a celebration of craft, creativity, adventure and all things Shetland.

Shetland Wool Journal Volume 2 is a celebration of craft, creativity, adventure and all things Shetland. Available now for preorder with copies anticipated to arrive early June.

Contents

PATTERNS:

Atlantic Wave tank top by Anne Eunson

Up Helly Aa Gansey by Rachel Hunter

Hesti Wrist Warmers by Ella Gordon

Nighthawk Slipover by Wilma Malcolmson

Hillside Handwarmers by Barbara Cheyne

Fair Isle Sleeveless by Linda Shearer 

FEATURES:

A Trow, a Mermaid and a Spider’s Web

Douglas M Sinclair explains the mythic, magical and practical origins of Shetland lace.

The Multitasking Knitter

How and why did the Shetland makkin belt come about? Janette Budge on how knitting while driving cows or sheep, gathering peats or even cooking was once a way of life.

Kate Davies - Interview

Strength and beauty in endurance: knitting it all together.

The Proud History of Shetland Tweed

Andy Ross, owner of The Shetland Tweed company, traces the cloth’s long and fascinating story in the islands.

Shetland’s Darkest Days - the Clearances

The Highland Clearances are known for the cruelty shown to 19th century tenant farmers who were expelled from their homes and land by their landlords – known locally as lairds. Laurie Goodlad looks at how they affected Shetland.

Top of the world!

Mousa Broch is deservedly recognised as an essential visitor destination. Deborah Lamb explains that it may not be quite all that it seems…

The Origins of Up-Helly-Aa

Douglas M Sinclair delves into the surprisingly modern history of Shetland’s most famous festival.

Reversed Charges: the Lera Voe Telephone Box

Hayley Anderton’s father rescued a disused telephone kiosk, thanks to a message in a bottle. But the story doesn’t end, or begin there…

An Outdoors Life in Shetland

Ritchie Williams on the benefits of an island upbringing – and the glories of a Deepdale walk.

A Vision for the Sea

Artist Ruth Brownlee came to Shetland, fell in love and stayed to produce some of the most memorable island seascapes.

Firing up the Sea in Clay

For photographer and ceramicist Ellie Duncan, the sea is life.

Shetland: The Literary Connection

Planning a trip to Shetland, planning your holiday reading for when you’re there, doing some armchair travelling, or just looking for some good book suggestions?

A Fair Isle Nurse

Mona McAlpine’s book about her exploits as the only medical professional on remote Fair Isle will be published by 60 North Publishing later this year. 

 WALKS

Walking and Wondering in Culswick

Gill Nadin spends her ideal summer evening on a three-mile circular walk which takes in a Methodist chapel, a broch, a Norse longhouse and a possible monastic settlement.

A Circle on top of the World

An epic walk to the headland of Clibberswick in Unst.

Muckle Roe

It is one of Shetland’s legendary walks, first on the list of recommendations for visitors, and one stepped in history as well as offering spectacular scenery. Gill Nadin sets off for the Big Red Island.

FOOD & RECIPES

A menu for the lengthening days

Marian Armitage’s glorious menu of Shetland produce will put a spring in your step! Salmon, beef and gooseberries to set the tastebuds tingling.

164 pages (weight approximately 425g
- size 240 x 170mm
- 6 knitting patterns
- 12 articles written by Shetland experts
- recipes
- walks
- Shetland books