Fiberside Chats: Gudrun Johnston & Mary Jane Mucklestone November 19, 2023
Shetland Adventuring with Gudrun and Mary Jane
Shetland is known worldwide for its exquisite lace knitting and distinctive Fair Isle colorwork knitting. Less known is how these arts are born out of a culture of thrift and economy, both in materials and time. In this lecture, Mary Jane and Gudrun take you for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their new book and share some commonalities between these two knitting disciplines and enthuse on the subject of Shetland in general.
For 10 years, the duo led groups of avid knitters to the islands on Grand Shetland Adventures, their signature, once-in-a-lifetime trips, and now, you're invited too! They'll introduce you to their favorite places in the isles, highlighting yarn producers, textile makers, crofters, and favorite walks in the wild outdoors. Come along for the journey!
Gudrun Johnston is a Shetland-born knitwear designer currently based in Massachusetts. She is known for accessible modern-day patterns that are greatly inspired by her heritage. She frequently returns to Shetland where she loves spending time with her family in the Westside.
Mary Jane Mucklestone is an American knitwear designer, teacher, and author of two stitch dictionaries and several other knitting books including Fair Isle Weekend. She is endlessly enchanted and inspired by Shetland's windswept isles. Her book 200 Fair Isle Motifs is used by The Shetland Peerie Makker's after-school knitting program, which, for MJ, is the equivalent of winning an Oscar!
This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, November 19th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific
This Fiberside Chat will be recorded - a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only.