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Shetland Wool Adventures

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal - Volume 2

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  • We are so excited to introduce the Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Vol.2 which will feature 6 beautiful knitting projects, interesting articles written by Shetland experts, walks, seasonal Shetland recipes, Shetland book reviews, stunning photography and much more.

    This limited collector’s edition is beautifully designed, presented and printed magazine which features gorgeous photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the isles’ top knitters and craftspeople.

    Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.2, includes:

    • 164 pages
    • 6 knitting patterns, beautifully photographed by Susan Molloy and
    illustrated Lorna Reid
    • an interview with Kate Davies, Ruth Brownlee and Ellie Duncan of Island Ceramics
    • 10 articles about Shetland wool, knitting, textiles and heritage
    • Shetland books review by Hayley Anderton
    • 3 brilliant coastal walks by Gill Nadin
    • seasonal Shetland recipes by Marian Armitage
    • book reviews by Hayley Anderton
    • an exclusive first chapter of 'A Fair Isle Nurse' memoir written by Mona McAlpine that is being published by 60 North Publishing this autumn

    Designers featured in this issue:
    Wilma Malcolmson, Ella Gordon, Anne Eunson, Rachel Hunter, Linda Shearer and Barbara Cheyne.

  • Paperback:
    164 pages

    24 x 17 x 5 cm

    Shetland Wool Adventures

  • Shetland Wool Adventures is a result of my passion for Shetland heritage, textiles, tourism and the place itself.

    My first encounter with Shetland was in 1999 when I joined a school exchange with Anderson High School and I immediately fell in love with these beautiful isles. In fact so much, that in 2004, after graduating from university, I decided to move here.

    My first job in Shetland was at the Shetland Islands Tourism Information Centre advising visitors on holiday activities and helping them to plan their stay. This was a fantastic hands-on experience where I learned so much about Shetland and local tourism sector.

    Between 2005 and 2008 I worked for VisitScotland as a Marketing Executive for the Shetland area. In 2009, after taking a short break when my son was born, I took on a new challenge when the local government had tasked us with setting up Promote Shetland – a destination management organisation with an aim to promote Shetland as a place to visit, live, work and do business with.

    I really enjoyed this job immensely as every day brought something completely different and we were continuously coming up with new innovative ideas for promoting Shetland, as well as developing new products, campaigns and projects.

    I am particularly proud of the 60 North magazine and Shetland Wool Week Annual which I developed and of course Shetland Wool Week which has grown into an internationally acclaimed event which celebrates Shetland’s unique textile heritage and rural farming. Amongst other brands or concepts I developed are A Taste of Shetland or Shetland Noir.

    My last job, before deciding to concentrate on Shetland Wool Adventures on a full-time basis, was the Heritage Manager at Shetland Amenity Trust which again was a very interesting role and I was responsible managing and developing the trust’s heritage service including the Shetland Museum and Archives. In June 2018 I left this post and embarked on my very own Shetland Wool Adventure.

    What fuels me every single day is the love for Shetland. I have a huge passion for the isles, Shetland wool, heritage, tourism and marketing and I feel very inspired by living here.

    It’s a real privilege to be able to live, work and bring up a family in such a wonderful, creative and inspiring place.

    So I hope I can share some of my Shetland passion and inspiration with you and perhaps you might join me on your own Shetland Wool Adventure and discover Shetland for yourself.

    Misa Hay