Fran Lock on Almarks: An Anthology of Radical Poetry from Shetland

As the idea of in-person launches for books has come to feel outlandishly germy and we are all resigning ourselves to more confinement, it's good to see Fran Lock's review of Almarks, (edited by Jim Mainland and Mark Ryan Smith, Culture Matters): 'Almark is the Shetland word for a straying sheep: one that breaks through … Continue reading Fran Lock on Almarks: An Anthology of Radical Poetry from Shetland

‘The Place of Shetland Knitting’ in Textile: Cloth and Culture

My article 'The Place of Shetland Knitting' is now available in the journal Textile: Cloth and Culture.  Abstract Shetland has become synonymous with certain kinds of knit textiles, which have influenced the development of its landscape, economy, and relationship to other places. Three distinct elements are important when considering Shetland knitting in relation to place: … Continue reading ‘The Place of Shetland Knitting’ in Textile: Cloth and Culture