Felix – as she is affectionately called – wrote: This colourwork hat takes its palette and imagery from a poem of the same name by Raman Mundair – a poet and artist who has made Shetland her home. Shetland Muse – as its title suggests – speaks to the charismatic lure of Shetland as a place; to the many ways that these islands inspire through their textures, weather and light.
The palette for my design is taken from the following lines of the poem:
Outside dark molasses
absorbs the last juice
from a misshapen tangerine
(the browns and the oranges)
The wind furious at being
ignored whips the ocean to a roar.
(the deep stormy blues)
While most sleep,
my ink luminous marks magic true.
(the pale oranges and corals used together, to make luminosity)
You can get the pattern (and read the full poem) in the Shetland Wool Week 2019 Annual.
Supplies are limited.