I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting and life and all sorts

Episode 016: Janette Budge

In this episode, Janette Budge sat down with Anne to talk about Fair Isle knitting on Shetland in the past and present, with special attention paid to the Shetland Peerie Makkers, a group dedicated to teaching knitting to school children using the old methods.

In this episode, Janette Budge sat down with Anne to talk about Fair Isle knitting on Shetland in the past and present, with special attention paid to the Shetland Peerie Makkers, a group dedicated to teaching knitting to school children using the old methods.

Links from the Episode

Shetland PeerieMaakers
MRI Maakers website for the Harriet’s Collection Patterns
Morehouse Merino Flock on Facebook. Join for the “mitt along” starting on November 1.
Janette Budge’s website, Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, and Twitter.

More about the Peerie Makkers

Watch this brilliant video about the work being done by the Peerie Makkers to preserve the knitting traditions of Shetland:

Their fundraiser can be found here and is running for slightly more than a week after this episode goes live. Please hop over asap to make a donation!

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