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We did have a really busy week last week. On Saturday night we launched the Shetland Fine Lace Project, a collaboration between Jamieson & Smith and the Shetland Amenity Trust and Shetland Museum and Archives, which has been three years in the making. Jamieson & Smith, along with parent company Curtis Wool, developed a fine wursit (worsted) yarn to replicate the hand-spun yarn that goes in to Shetland Fine Lace (Shetland Supreme 1ply) and the Shetland Amenity Trust commissioned scarves from exceptionally talented knitters of Shetland Lace to be retailed through the Shetland Museum and Archives.

The short version of the story is that the Shetland Fine Lace Project aims to revive the craft to its glory days and, most importantly, value the knitters for the individual creativity, expert skill, imagination and time. You can read more about it here: Shetland News or here: Press and Journal.

We had great fun at the launch of the scarves, which come beautifully packaged and accompanied by a booklet and DVD on Shetland Lace. We loved Oliver’s speech which, in true Oliver style, he opened with: “I’m a bit nervous. This is my first film premiere”, much to the hilarity of the audience of Shetland Lace knitters, local designers, industry insiders and politicians. On top of that, Davy’s (Shetland Amenity Trust) inventive image manipulation is priceless…

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love this blog. Thanks for sharing the wonderful scarves. Looking forward to future posts!

    November 8, 2010
  2. These scarves are just beautiful. Work to aspire to!

    November 15, 2010

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