In 2013, Felicity (Felix) Ford travelled to Shetland to serve as patron for Shetland Wool Week, along with fellow maker and woolly comrade Tom van Deijnen AKA Tom of Holland. She wrote a love-song to Shetland Wool and regularly returns to the isles. The deep connection between textiles and place evident in Shetland inspired many of the ideas that can be found in Felix's work, and this section of The KNITSONIK Shop is evolving so that you can be inspired, too.

Misa Hay's timeless Shetland Wool Adventures Journals offer a way to travel to Shetland from your armchair, through evocative photos and beautifully curated articles, recipes and knitting patterns and you'll find the most beautiful introduction to Shetland in Kate Davies' moving memoir about creativity and disability, Handywoman. Raman Mundair's lyrical and cross-cultural poetry, whose second collection of poems, A Choreographer's Cartography, "dances from her love for the language and life of Shetland". Janine Bajus' highly-recommended tome, The Joy of Color shows you how to design your own Fair Isle pieces, while celebrating that tradition and the connections between wool, land and labour that continue to prevail throughout Shetland today.  

Shetland Muse is the hat that Felix would have designed as patron if that tradition had been in place in 2013! It is inspired by a poem of the same name from Raman's amazing book.

Listen to Felix's sound recordings of Shetland's working wool industry here.

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Handywoman by Kate Davies

This amazing book by Kate Davies is a memoir like no other. In its thoughtful chapters, Kate explores and makes connections between disability and cre...
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