Lace Project

In November 2018 the Shetland Museum and Archives began the Lace Assessment Project, generously funded by Museums Galleries Scotland. Curator Carol Christiansen keeps you abreast of research and pieces uncovered in Shetland Museum’s collection of knitted lace as the two-year project unfolds. To cite information from this blog series, please include author’s name, specific blog title, date of post, and URL.

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The Seductiveness of Fine Knitted Lace Blouses

It’s a sad fact that after working with hundreds of examples of Shetland fine knitted lace over the years, it takes something very ...

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A Rose by Any Other Name

According to Shakespeare “that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet” but can the same be said for knitted ...

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Oh So Fine and Simple : the Crepe Shawls

Lace shawls with the largest number of complex designs get the most admiration, but there is another class of Shetland lace that is ...

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The Burnous

One of the most dramatic pieces of lace knitting in our collection is an oddly-shaped red and white striped flat textile (TEX 7780). ...

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What's in a name?

An important part of the Lace Assessment Project is to catalogue each object to a level where its description will distinguish it from ...

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