How my knitting practice helps me stay mindful and connect me with Shetland’s past

May 8, 2023

Knitting is a way for me to connect with Shetland’s history. As I work on my projects, I am reminded of the generations of women who came before me, passing down their skills and knowledge through the ages, teaching their daughters and granddaughters. In a world that often feels disconnected and fragmented, this connection to the past and to a larger community of makers is grounding and comforting. However, I am also mindful that in Shetland, knitting was not always a choice – it was once a chore that had to be done.

  1. Susie Kilby says:

    I can’t find the author of this or is it you Mia??
    I’m a beginner spinner of wool & belong to 2 groups in country Victoria Australia. A lovely woman on very cold last Tuesday was wearing a magnificent Shetland patterned Hat. Proud to tell me she won 1st prize at a local Show. So intricate was the pattern & the colours just fabulous. I feel I could never create such a beautiful piece. Who knows!!
    Love reading about woman of the world who share these passions….Cheerios, Susie


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