Posts by christelle

Promote Shetland no more?

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Please consider signing this petition to change Shetland Islands councils Decision on not to renew Shetland Amenity Trust’s contract.   Shetland Amenity Trust, which has held the contract for the past eight years, has been informed that Shetland Islands Council will not be awarding the Promote Shetland contract to any outside body.   The Trust… Continue reading

Shetland lace project exhibition

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The Shetland lace project exhibition has opened in the foyer of Shetland Museum and Archives, and I must say, we are very pleased with it!  You can see some images of the exhibition here. On Saturday 05 March the accompanying workshop, Authenticity in Culturally-based Knitting, will be streamed live for anyone who would like to… Continue reading

Study Day: Authenticity in Culturally Based Knitting – Sat 5 March 2016

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This study day is now advertised on the Shetland Museum and Archives website. This workshop will explore definitions of ‘traditional’ in Shetland knitwear design, the promotion, branding and marketing of ‘authentic’ Shetland knitwear, and how designers and industry are helped or hindered by a strong basis in heritage.  These issues have implications for other types… Continue reading

Call for Knitters: 19th Century Lace Patterns

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How do you define authentic traditional knitwear?  Does knitting have to be done in its cultural birthplace by indigenous people to be authentic? The University of Glasgow and Shetland Museum and Archives are working on a joint project looking at published knitting patterns identified as ‘Shetland’ in mainland Scottish and English publications from the 1840s… Continue reading

Last few days to register….

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Just a quick reminder that In the Loop 4 will be in Glasgow this summer and we are planning a conference which showcases the best of Scottish knitting in a global context.  The Loop 4, ‘From Craft to Couture’ references the craft origins of Scottish knitwear and its current status as a key element of… Continue reading

‘I am going’ button

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Coming to In The Loop 4 conference?  If so please feel free to use this button on your Ravelry page, Facebook page or blog: For Ravelry and Facebook, just right-click on the button and “Save Image As”. or if you have a blog, copy this grab code: <div align=”center”> <img src=”http://knithistory.academicblogs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2015/06/IamgoingITL4-ver-2.jpg” alt=”In The Loop 4… Continue reading