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In August 2013 we set sail from Stromness on our second Sea Change expedition, aboard Lerwick community boat The Swan, with a crew of 27 artists, scientists and informers. More ›

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Shetland wool socks

socks (blog post2)
On another visit to Scalloway museum, I spotted a beautiful pair of dark Shetland wool socks and was introduced to Emma, a 92 year old knitter, who was working away on some red knitted lace in the museum café.  She had made the socks many weeks before and created many knitted items for sale in... Read more ›

Gin Socks

Gin Socks, 2005 (1 pint of gin = 3 socks)
Since 2005 I have visited Shetland researching textiles there and working with various groups through Shetland Arts. My visits to Shetland have been very much land based though I have come across many interesting pieces of social history relating to the sea, trade and travellers. I have heard about a knitter on a boat to... Read more ›