Creative Croft

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Creative Croft

Vendor Biography

I live in the northern most part of rural mainland Shetland on a croft where I tend native Shetland sheep, goats and chickens. The chickens are for their eggs, the goats are for their milk and the sheep are for their  lovely wool, which I process on the croft by hand. My husband hand shears, I wash, dye, spin and weave into colourful scarves, shawls and cowls. All our sheep are lovingly reared and known by name. I have a strong interest in metalwork, particularly copper and silver jewellery and I fashion pins/brooches for my scarves and shawls.  I love working with gemstones and have recently begun making resin beads for the pendants that I make in copper and silver wire.

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