Last night was the launch of Real Shetland Yarns at the Shetland Museum and Archives. The book is the beautiful end result of a collaboration with our friends at Shetland Amenity Trust, Promote Shetland and our partners at Curtis Wool Direct. The project, which began as a competition to write a short piece about life in Shetland in relation to wool and textiles, was sponsored by Vi-Spring and DNB Nor.
Real Shetland Yarns: A collection of woolly tales and memories contains forty stories from people about their lives and their memories of Shetland, and how they are inextricably linked with wool, crofting and textiles. This collection of short stories, beautifully illustrated with personal photographs, invites the reader to experience and understand the writers’ way of life and the islands themselves.
Thankyou to everyone involved, particularly those who wrote down their stories, for a very worthwhile project and a lovely May evening. A copy will accompany each Vi-Spring Shetland bed sold worldwide to highlight the importance of Real Shetland Wool to the communities that depend on it, and give an insight into the people behind it.