These are the things that inspire me. Find postcards from each colourful season. Happenings at home. Interviews with farmers, foragers and fishermen. And all the little things that make Shetland a pinnacle of creativity.
The other day I came across an interesting question – someone asked: ‘What is it like living in Shetland?” It made me stop and think about it. First of all I should say, in case you don’t know already, I’m not from Shetland. I moved here in 2004 after finishing my degree. My first encounter […]
Beautifully designed, presented and printed, Shetland Wool Adventures Journal features beautiful photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the Shetland’s top knitters and craftspeople. Shetland is a beautiful and inspiring place and the Journal aims to bring a little piece of our magical isles to your […]
By Hayley Anderton In my part of the book blogging world this February has been about celebrating independent publishers. It’s also been the month when you’ve unveiled your own new publishing project, which makes it the perfect time to ask you a few questions about your plans for 60 North Publishing and how they’ve come […]
By Hayley Anderton If you walk west across the spine of the hills from Burrastow house towards Littlure, or east from Littlure towards Burrastow and keep a careful eye to the ground you might be lucky enough to spot the Compass Wart. Wart in this case seems to be a corruption of Varða[i]. Warts were […]
by Hayley Anderton This is not meant as a definitive list, or even a best of list, rather these are ten books that I’ve collected over the years, refer to consistently, and want to celebrate a bit. There are new books in the offing from Mati Ventrillon (Knitting from Fair Isle) this autumn, Gudrun Johnston […]
by Hayley Anderton My list of favourite books that are specifically about Shetland are an odd bunch, it’s a place that often crops up as part of a journey but is more rarely the sole focus. This starts with The Orkneyinga Saga. Written in the early 13th century when Shetland and Orkney were Norse possessions […]