On Saturday 5th March 2016, Shetland Museum and Archives hosted a study day on the topic of Authenticity in Culturally-based Knitting.
One of the speakers on the day was our very own Rhoda Hughson (my mum). In her presentation she talks about the box of knitwear found in the Uyeasound shop (which is what kicked off my research on James Moar) and how they got replicas made to display in the Unst Heritage Center.
James is getting quite some air time, with both mum and me giving presentations that include him, in the space of a few days!
She also talks about the traditions of knitting, and passing down the skills to the next generation, and mentions the Unst Peerie Knitters that she wrote about on this blog. Watch her whole presentation in the video below – she is the first of three speakers in that video.
She’s mentioned in a couple of tweets on the day too.
Lynn Abrams (@Lynncabrams) March 05, 2016
Woolsack (@WoolsackUK) March 05, 2016
You can read more about this event at:-
- Description of the event
- The Shetland Museum Page about the event, also containing all the videos from the day.
- Blog Post: Study day
- Blog Post: Thoughts on authenticity
- Blog Post: Authenticity in Shetland Knitting: Discuss….
- Storify story of the tweets from the event