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I was born and brought up in Shetland and have always lived here other than the four years I spent in Aberdeen studying marine biology. After I graduated, I returned to Shetland to live and after a few years working in research and teaching I went to college to study Art and Design. In 2001 I set up my business sparked by an interest in making felt from fleeces from my families flock of sheep.
Currently I design and write knitting patterns and teach workshops and classes in knitting and design.
I am very fortunate to have grown up in Shetland with its rich textile heritage as well as being surrounded by knitters. I am very interested in the knitting techniques used in Shetland and am passionate about helping to retain these skills. I learned to knit at a very young age, but after a fairly long break from knitting, I returned to it again seriously (some might say obsessively!) a few years ago. I was patron of Shetland Wool Week in 2015, a fantastic event held in Shetland each year to celebrate Shetland wool and the crafts associated with it.