The current edition of the Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers includes a short piece by Carol Christiansen, Curator at the Shetland Museum and Archives and a previous speaker at the Knitting History Forum Conference. Issue #280 Winter 2021 of the Journal contains her article ‘Grand Textiles from Small Islands’, a reminder of how important both local collections and specialist national textile collections are both as historical record and inspiration for the future. The Shetland Museum and Archives collection is particularly well-stocked in knitted items because of the rich heritage of knitting in the Shetland Isles, from characterful colourwork to utilitarian garments to exquisite Shetland lace.
The Journal is the quarterly magazine of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers in the UK. Available in print and digital formats, issues are available by subscription or one-off purchase at the Journal website https://journalwsd.org.uk/shop.