All posts filed under: family

The Work They Say Is Mine

Recently me and the lovelyfella went to the Shetland Museum to watch a film called, The Work They Say is Mine. It was made for channel 4 in the mid 80s and looked at women in industry in Shetland and particularly how knitters were affected by the truck system.

Although truck was banned in the early 1800s, women in Shetland were expected to exchange their knitting for goods from the merchant for many years after

Knitting hand-me-downs

A little while ago I told you that I had gone to my mam’s to claim my knitting heirlooms. I had been complaining to her that I had a pile of jumpers to wash and the thought of pinning them all out again filled me with dread when she reminded me that my Nannie’s – her mam – jumper board was gathering dust, waiting to dress a jumper once more.