Shetland Wool Week and Travel journal inspiration.

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Knitting my Bousta Beanie

After many years of lusting over Fair Isle knitwear, Puffins and all things Ann Cleeves, I will be making the long journey to the Shetland Islands for Shetland Wool Week in September and I couldn’t be more excited. My Bousta Beanie is finished, my ferry, hostel, and classes are booked too,  Lerwick, here I come!

It will be a long journey from here in Lancashire to Lerwick, 800 miles and 17 hours in total but it will be worth it to visit such a special place in the UK and knitting traditions. I will be taking my journal which was a Christmas gift from a very special friend last year as well as a travel journal. This is a first for me and I’m excited to journal and keep all of the postcards, my tickets, and photographs in one place.

But where do I start? My travel journal is from Paperchase  The oversized A5 kraft multi-journal with dotted, squared and lined pages makes an ideal travel journal. I know it will be filled with mementos and inspiration for many new knitting projects and maybe a design or two.

The plan is that I am going to sew linen fabric to make a book sleeve for my cover so I can embroider the front cover of my Shetland travel journal.  Pinterest has some amazing tutorials to make a composition book sleeve – like this one here  

and here.

I hope to get my supplies and ideas together this week so I can make a start on my first ever embroidery project- wish me luck!

If you have any advice, please let me know I would love to hear from you.

Emma x

 

 

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