Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shetland wool week and local studies

On Instagram there was a lot of recent activity for #shetlandwoolweek. I found out about it last year and it looked amazing, and something to add to the "to visit" list. I am interested in it because of the knitting, but also because of the local studies.

The image below brings in a library partnership as a participant reports back on the Shetland wool week

I hope the local public library in Shetland is collecting some of these images as there are twists on the traditional, for example (inclusion of runes)
A photo posted by Cathy Scott - Stitchmastery (@stitchmastery) on
It is interesting because there is a focus on the sheep
A photo posted by Carrie Sundra (@alpenglowyarn) on
as well as the finished product. Heritage items were on display
as new pieces were being made...
I think this is very interesting from a local studies perspective, and would have great potential for oral history and other recording of current experience. There was even a readers' advisory element as well
A photo posted by kschneibolk (@kschneibolk) on

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