The Vintage Shetland Project
From the author's website:
The Vintage Shetland Project, is the culmination of eight years of hard work and personal determination. Inspired by the patterns and colours of Shetland knitting, the fashion historian, author, designer and publisher Susan Crawford began a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear, and in particular the pieces held in the Shetland Museum archive. With the help of Dr Carol Christiansen, the museum’s curator, Susan undertook the task of carefully selecting the most stunning and original designs from the 1920s to the 1950s, transcribed them stitch by stitch, and has here recreated them for the modern knitter, in stunning detail and a range of sizes for women and men. In combination with the collection of 27 comprehensive patterns for garments and accessories are carefully researched essays exploring the stories behind each piece and honouring their creators – some famous, some forgotten. Photographed by Susan on the island of Vaila, situated off the west coast of Shetland, this book also celebrates the untameable beauty of Shetland itself.
Whether you love Fair Isle knitting, vintage clothing, or history, this book has something to offer you. Linger over the essays and historical photographs, plan a project to challenge yourself, and dream of visiting the shores of the Shetland archipelago.
- 472 pages with full-color photographs
- 27 patterns for men's and women's accessories and garments
- Published by Susan Crawford Vintage
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