Hand Knit Fair Isle Fisherman's Kep & Museum.
The hand knitted kep shown could be yours!
with a donation to George Waterston Memorial Centre - Fair Isle's Museum.
Bids start at £100
Bidding opens August 1st - ends August 31st, 2011
Bids will be posted in comment below.
Send bids to: email firstname.lastname@example.org , call me 01595 760 349
or contact George Waterston Memorial Centre & Museum - 01595 760 244
payment - Cheque or Paypal at the end of Auction.
Fair Isle Fishermens’ KEps: Hand-knitted Fair Isle Fisherman's hats knitted in Fair Isle are currently not sold on Fair Isle and haven't been for years. Until now they had been made only by a few people for family members. The skill have been revitalized throughout the island by the women of a few households who have handed down the history stitch by stitch. The project was sponsored by Jamieson Spinning in Shetland, who donated the pure Shetland yarn used.
|Thank you Jamieson's for supporting our heritage.|
|George Waterston Memorial Centre & Museum|
Thousands of pounds are need to add this small but much needed extension. Designed to mimic in shape the kjyls (kilns for drying grain) built onto some of the barns on the Isle, the new extension will house a much needed office and toilet. The new wind and weather buffering entrance will help to ensure the collection is doubly protected from the elements every time the door opens. The Museum & the Islanders are very appreciative of any donations of any size beyond this fundraising event. The museum has chairitable statisis (SC005177) and is a member of Museum Galleries Scotland. Donations can be sent to:
George Waterston Memorial Centre & Museum - Fair Isle - Shetland - ZE2 9JU - UK.
|Museum Extension Floor Plan.|
To see more of the Fair Isle Tall Ships barter with the Sorlandet follow this link to an earlier post.
1774 - The dairy of Janet Schaw, passenger 'Jamaica Packet' travelling to North Carolina.
The yoals coming out to trade with the ship off the coast of Fair Isle.
"were loaded with the Island manufactures; such as knitted caps, mittens, stockings and the softest coarse cloth I ever saw made of wool"
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With bids from England & the USA the winning donation of £300.00
is very much appreciated by the Museum an Fair Islanders.
See comments below for more details. Cheers!