Friday 28 March 2014

The Shetlanders - Could They Knit!

We have much to thank royalty for - not least their sponsorship of traditional textile industries. By being icons of fashion, they could do more than any amount of financial aid to stimulate lace-making and knitting in the UK. Indeed, it was the Prince of Wales in the 1920s who set the vogue for Fairisle knitwear and what the Prince de Galles wore today became de rigeur for anyone who was anybody the day following.
And the Highland crofters seized the opportunity with needles in both hands to create the knitwear we know and love for its soft natural patterns and double layer of warmth. To see how those old needles could move, there is a wonderful 3 minute BBC4 clip for you to enjoy - just click here.

Needleprint 10th Anniversary - Save $95.

To share our 10th anniversary celebrations with you, we are offering throughout the month of March 2014 a Free Goodhart Samplers Book or a Free Feller Needlework Collection Volume 1 with every copy of The Feller Needlework Collection Volume 2. You can take advantage of this special offer today. It comes with all our kindest wishes in this our last year before retirement.

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