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Western North Carolina Fibers/Handweavers Guild

Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer

  • 12 Jun 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual

Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer shown wearing the ‘Katie’s Kep,” a hat she designed for Shetland Wool Week in 2020.  Malcolmson will talk about her journey in the knitwear world from being taught to knit as a child by her mother and school knitting, to forming her own business Shetland Designer.  Malcolmson was particularly interested in Fair Isle patterns and the use of color. Over the years she has been inspired by photographs, paintings, landscapes and even seaweed on the beach. She has used these images to design colors in Fair Isle patterns.  It is her hope to show us some examples of these during her talk.  Malcolmson was asked to be Patron of Shetland Wool Week in 2020.  Due to the pandemic Wool Week had to be made virtual.  Shetland Wool Week was started from very small beginnings 12 years ago.  Today, it is now known worldwide and many visitors come to Shetland at the end of September. Many friendships have been made through knitting!   https://www.shetlanddesigner.co.uk/

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