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Cairding, spinning and knitting fine lace at 10 Chromate Lane Liza Sutherland, her aunt Ann Sutherland (nee Nisbet), her mother Joan Sutherland (nee Nisbet). Originally from Colvadale, Unst.

D. & G. Kay

Now that's dedication. Fair Isle cap, sweater, scarf, gloves/mitts, AND legwarmers. Also check out the hap shawls on the ladies!

Knitting Group

Shetland Knitting Group, Group knitting and spinning at Voe. The spinning wheel is an unusual variant of a "Norwa' wheel".

Shawl Dressing

Dressing a shawl by pegging on open ground. It makes a lot of sense in terms of space.

Spinning and cairding

Andrina Petrie and her mother Barbara Petrie (nee Tait) carding and spinning, Parrish Lerwick, Shetland

Girl with cat: Chrissie Cheyne seated with knitting, petting a cat. She wears a knitting belt.

Girl with cat: Chrissie Cheyne seated with knitting, petting a cat. She wears a knitting belt.

Shetland Museum Archives.    Woman with kishie of peats, knitting on steel wires. She wears a black or moorit hap around her shoulders and a woven headscarf.

Woman with kishie of peats, knitting on steel wires. She wears a black or moorit hap around her shoulders and a woven headscarf, Shetland,

Girl with cat: Chrissie Cheyne seated with knitting, petting a cat. She wears a knitting belt.

Girl with cat: Chrissie Cheyne seated with knitting, petting a cat. She wears a knitting belt.

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