Shetland Wool Adventures Journal, created and edited by Misa Hay, former editor of 60 North and the Shetland Wool Week Annual, is in celebration of all things Shetland.
A limited collector’s edition – beautifully designed, presented and printed, the magazine features beautiful photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the isles’ top knitters and craftspeople. These are just some of the delights awaiting you in this new publication. Shetland is a beautiful and inspiring place and the Journal aims to bring a little piece of our magical isles to your home.
There are six knitting projects, beautifully photographed by Susan Molloy and illustrated by Lorna Reid.
By purchasing a copy of the Journal you are supporting Shetland small businesses, creative industries and local tourism.
Volume 3 is 164 pages, printed in the UK on FSC-certified paper.
The future is woolly – The future of Shetland's textile industry is now looking bright again. It is one of the elements of what makes a very special and sustainable place.
In conversation with Donna Smith – This talented knitwear designer speaks about her exciting projects and reveals plans, including her upcoming first pattern book.
Knitting for survival – Angus Johnson remembers the machine that became a crucial member of many Shetland households.
Watercolour Painting in Shetland – Mike Finnie, one of Shetland's most accomplished watercolourists, reveals his secrets for successful painting in Shetland.
Beacons of hope – Laurie Goodlad looks at the profound influence of the Stevenson family on their existence in Shetland.
Walks – Join Gill Nadin as she takes us on a circular walk at Sumburgh Head and explore the wonderful remote headland of Lunna Ness.
Spinning a web of wonderful wool - in conversation with Garry Jamieson – Jamieson's of Shetland is Shetland's only spinning mill where raw fleece is made into yarn, cloth and knitwear, all under one roof.
The many incarnations of the spencer – Carol Christiansen looks into the history of this interesting garment that inspired Alison Rendall's Halliara Spencer design.
A language under threat – Laurie Goodlad looks into the way Shetlanders speak and why it is more than a dialect.
A Fair Isle Nurse – An exclusive second chapter from Mona Mclapine's book about her expoloits as the only medical professional of remote Fair Isle in the 1960s.
Lerwick's hidden past – Douglas M Sinclair unearths the fascinating histories of some well-known Lerwick buildings.
Packing for Shetland – Laurie Goodland gives suggestions for what the well-prepared traveller should be wearing in Shetland to make the best of their adventure.
Modern design meets nature at Westshore – The Westshore house has won several awards for its breathtaking design, which aims to make the most of the surrounding landscape.
An ode to rhubarb by Hayley Anderton – Discover the memories Shetlanders have about the much-loved rhubarb.
Vegar Jumper by Barbara Cheyne
New Shell Scarf by Barbara Cheyne
Blosta Hat by Amy Gair
Halliara Spencer by Alison Rendall
Culswick Snood by Mary Fraser
Oyster Gloves by Wilma Malcolmson
Garment photos courtesy of Susan Molloy