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A Vintage Shetland Project – Susan Crawford

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A Vintage Shetland Project
A Vintage Shetland Project
A Vintage Shetland Project
A Vintage Shetland Project
A Vintage Shetland Project

A Vintage Shetland Project – Susan Crawford

54,45

A Vintage Shetland Project – Susan Crawford

The Vintage Shetland Project, is the culmination of eight years of hard work and personal determination. Inspired by the patterns and colours of Shetland knitting, the fashion historian, author, designer and publisher Susan Crawford began a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear, and in particular the pieces held in the Shetland Museum archive. With the help of Dr Carol Christiansen, the museum’s curator, Susan undertook the task of carefully selecting the most stunning and original designs from the 1920s to the 1950s, transcribed them stitch by stitch, and has here recreated them for the modern knitter, in stunning detail and a range of sizes for women and men.In combination with the collection of 27 comprehensive patterns for garments and accessories are carefully researched essays exploring the stories behind each piece and honouring their creators – some famous, some forgotten. Photographed by Susan on the island of Vaila, situated off the west coast of Shetland, this book also celebrates the untameable beauty of Shetland itself. Compiled with Susan’s trademark attention to detail, this book is a fabulous treasury of Shetland knitting design and a valuable insight into its textile traditions. It offers you the chance to delve into a fascinating era for knitwear design and to bring it to life in stitch-perfect vintage style.

The meticulously written patterns showcase Susan’s new yarn range, Fenella, created specifically to enable you, the knitter, to perfectly recreate these unique museum pieces. Made using 100% British wool, grown, spun and dyed in Britain, in a range of 26 colours carefully chosen to emulate the shades found in the original vintage pieces.
The Vintage Shetland Project is a celebration of stunning design, beautiful knitting and the people of Shetland themselves, during a time of local change, international conflict and revolution in the knitting industry.

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“Susan Crawford Vintage is a  small, completely independent business run by me, Susan Crawford and my husband Gavin Crawford from a small farm in the North Lancashire hills.

We create, design and publish all our own publications and have our own ranges of wools commission spun and dyed to our precise requirements here in the UK.

My designs and articles have been widely published and I have appeared in the BBC 4 documentary, The Golden Age of Knitting.

I have written four books, A Stitch in Time volumes 1 and 2 (both in collaboration with Jane Waller), Vintage Gifts to Knit and Coronation Knits.

I am currently working on my fifth book, The Vintage Shetland Project, which is due to be published at the end of 2017.

I have recently recovered from breast cancer and am a passionate supporter of, and fund raiser for, my local charity CancerCare.”

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