When we first put the classic book of Faroese shawl designs - 215 Shawl Designs by Olivia Joensen - on our website we sold all of our copies within 24 hours! So when I went to the Faroe Islands recently, one of my missions was to return with a suitcase full of new books.
At the same time, I had the great pleasure of meeting the author's granddaughter - also called Olivia - and she brought some of her grandmother's shawls with her and shared some memories from her childhood. You can read all about this on our new blog.
Along with the Faroese boat and the traditional knitting motifs, the Faroese shawl is one of the iconic designs of Faroese craft. It is wonderful that this tradition is very much alive and flourishing, and it is a privilege for us to help to share this valuable part of knitting culture.