Anne Sinclair from Fair Isle has been working in the Bod this weekend, hanging part of the 2016 exhibition. I was lucky enough to act as her 'go-fer.' Surrounded by such colourful old knitwear was amazing.She told me lots of stories about the traditons and techniques ,which of course she has been steeped in all her life. My favourite,(very tiny perfect stitches) was a mid 19th century silk piece, part of a purse, in dark blue with borders of madder and cream patterns. And the edging is lace!
Built in 1780, this is the only böd in Shetland which has been renovated to its historical state.
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The museum runs a range of events, talks, demonstrations and courses in textiles and related topics.
Third year contemporary textiles students at Shetland College UHI put the finishing touches to a range of pieces to go on display in the textile museum at the Böd of Gremista.
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