A Visit to Fair Isle

By Ann Shayne

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  • How lovingly made all the way from hypnotized sheep to “wooly horse.”

  • Oh! Oh! Thank you for sharing. I loved watching that! An amazing process, a dedicated artist, and a beautiful product. I hope she has daughters or apprentices. May the tradition live on and on.

    • Or sons!

  • Helicopter wool drop off? Fancy!

    Great quick video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Enjoyed seeing the process. Love the series, Shetland, which takes place near Fair Isle. Some lovely knits on the program actors.

  • Thank you for sharing that video. It was lovely.

  • Everything about this video is beautiful. Thank you!!

  • Wonderful process to watch from the hand shearing of the wool, designing the pattern, and seeing the beautiful sweater emerge.

    Always been fascinated by Joseph Jacquard’s use of a chain of perforated​ cards to control weaving and knitting machines in the early 1800s.

  • That punchcard machine thing is so cool! Wow, 55 people is really not many people..

  • Thanks for posting that short movie. It was a terrific view of her creative making process.