- Paperback: 100 pages
- Publisher: Shetland Times Ltd (8 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1904746764
- ISBN-13: 978-1904746768
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.8 x 30.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Legacy of Shetland Lace Paperback – 8 Oct 2012
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A great feature of the book is the story that accompanies each pattern; how and where each individual designer learned to knit, her inspiration - such as the name of her family's croft, or the Shetland word for sea shore, or the sound of a stream running past her house - and her expertise. All the women talk about learning to knit from mothers, sisters and grandmothers, and all of them are experienced teachers, prize-winners, and members of the Guild. Reading this book feels like sitting down with them in their homes and sharing the privilege of learning from their skill and expertise. Many of the individual stories say things like, "She is keen to pass on her knowledge and skill, and she hopes this book will inspire and encourage young folk to take up Shetland lace knitting.Read more ›
However, I did start by reading the back cover - it's a shame that no-one else read it before going to press as I spotted four typos. However, from what I've read inside the covers so far, the rest of it looks good.
If you're going to start a project from this book, check out the Ravelry group for errata first. I've yet to see a knitting book that the publisher can get right first time!
The Ravelry group is good and they are very responsive to questions and queries.
Now to order some yarn ...
I started a new scarf straight away.
With well-explained patterns, both traditional and modern, there is something to keep me busy for ages. I'm just going to have to spin some more lace-weight yarn.
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An inspirational book, thoughtfully produced. So interesting and valued the comparative instructions between the original terminology and the English language. Read morePublished 8 months ago by hazel
Very well done. The photos are excellent, the stories about each designer are charming and show the pride they take in their work and in preserving traditions. Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2014 by Liakno