Gudrun Johnston, The Shetland Trader Book 3: Heritage
We are so happy to stock Gudrun's wonderful new book, a homage to the important work of her mother, Patricia Johnston, who in the mid-1970s, established a made-to-order business designing and selling Shetland knitwear (the Shetland Trader). The 1970s were an interesting time for knitting and wool in Shetland: as the islands' culture and infrastructure changed rapidly with the development of North Sea oil, so the traditional knitwear industry was transformed by forward-thinking women designers and business owners like Patricia Johnston. Combining lace and fairisle in a way that was incredibly innovative, and updating traditional knitwear styles with fresh palettes and new shapes, Patricia's work changed the idea of what might be regarded as "Shetland" knitwear, paving the way for a new generation of talented designer-makers . . .such as her daughter, Gudrun.
Gudrun's book is a true labour of love: eleven of Patricia's original 1970s designs (which were individual made-to-order pieces) have here been carefully updated with clear instructions across an inclusive size range for contemporary hand-knitters. Enjoy!
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