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Grand Shetland Adventure Knits with Gudrun Johnston and Mary Jane Mucklestone

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Shetland is known worldwide for its exquisite lace knitting and distinctive Fair Isle colorwork knitting. Less known is how these arts are born out of a culture of thrift and economy, both in materials and time. In this lecture, Mary Jane and Gudrun take you for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their new book and share some commonalities between these two knitting disciplines and enthuse on the subject of Shetland in general.

For 10 years, the duo led groups of avid knitters to the islands on Grand Shetland Adventures, their signature, once-in-a-lifetime trips, and now, you’re invited too! They’ll introduce you to their favorite places in the isles, highlighting yarn producers, textile makers, crofters, and favorite walks in the wild outdoors. Come along for the journey!

Come join them for this evening slideshow, trunk show and book signing! If you have not already ordered a copy of the book, please be sure to do so here. Event registration does not include this book.


Mary Jane Mucklestone, also known as MJ, is a knitwear designer, teacher, and author of several knitting books who is based in Maine. Gudrun Johnston is a Shetland-born knitwear designer currently based in Massachusetts.