Fair Isle Weekend takes you on an exciting trip to a windswept island in Shetland, famous for its traditional colourwork knitting. During her many trips to Fair Isle, Mary Jane Mucklestone has been fascinated and inspired by the island's rich textile traditions, learning about Fair Isle knitting by looking at old textiles and sharing stories and knowledge around a cup of tea.
- 8 colourwork Patterns
- 104 pages
- Languages: English Version
- Size: 19 x 22.5cm
- Printed in Latvia
Mary Jane has created a gorgeous collection of designs which she would take with her for a weekend trip to Shetland when a carry-on bag is all you take with you. This beautiful hardcover book contains 8 colourwork patterns ranging from small projects like wristlets to yoked sweaters. 2 sweaters, 1 vest, 2 hats, 1 cowl, 1 pair of fingerless mitts, 1 pair of wristlets.
Mary Jane Mucklestone is a knitwear designer, teacher and author who has specialized in Fair Isle knitting, also called stranded knitting. Her work has been featured in publications like Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and various books. Mary Jane has a varied background in art and textiles earning a BFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute, studying fashion at Parsons School of Design and Textiles and Historic Costume at the University of Washington. With her friend Gudrun Johnston, they host popular once in a lifetime trips to Shetland. Fair Isle Weekend will be her fifth book.
"So I invite you to join us, this small band of travelling friends, sharing a little glimpse of the isle from my outsider’s perspective. I offer you a small collection in my own style of Fair Isle knitting, which I hope honours the tradition, even though my work isn’t especially traditional."
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