I Thought I Knew How

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A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 060: Shetland Lace

In this episode, Anne does as deep a dive into Shetland lace as is possible in about 35 minutes of air time. Please pick up one or more of the books below to learn more, and visit the organizations listed to support the preservation of Shetland lace knitting in Shetland.

Links to Things Mentioned in the Show

Visit Island Vista’s Website to learn more about the Makkin Our Way Through Shetland Trips, including the new dates in May and August of 2022. Registration will begin July 6, so please check back.
The UK’s Heritage Crafts Association
Margaret Stuart’s patterns on Ravelry
The Shetland Trader
Anne Eunson on Instagram and Ravelry
Kathleen Anderson on Ravelry
Helen Robertson
Sheila Fowlie
Lauren Anderson
I91 Shop Hop

Organizations that Study and Teach Shetland Lace

Shetland Museum and Archives, including the Lace Project
Unst Heritage Centre
Shetland Textile Museum
Shetland Peerie Makkers
Shetland Wool Week 

Books and Materials Used as Reference in this Episode

A Stitch in Time: Unst’s Fine Lace KnittingUnst Heritage Lace: Recreating Vintage Shetland LaceA Legacy of Shetland Lace, by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers, and Dyers
Heirloom Knitting: A Shetland Lace Pattern & Workbook, by Sharon Miller
The Book of Haps, by Kate Davies and Jen Arnall-Culliford
Victorian Lace Today, by Jane Sowerby
A Shetland Knitter’s Notebook, by Mary Smith and Chris Bunyan
Personal Correspondence with Dr. Carol Christiansen of the Shetland Textile Museum and Archives
The Complete Book of Traditional Knitting, by Rae Compton
A History of Hand Knitting, by Richard Rutt
Shetland Wool Week Annual, 2020
Shetland Wool Week Annual, 2019
Shetland Wool Adventures Journal
, Volume 2
The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting, by Elizabeth Lovick
Magical Shetland Lace Shawls to Knit, by Elizabeth Lovick


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Anne Frost

knitter & podcaster

The host of the I Thought I Knew How Podcast and Online International Fiber Festival.

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