|Photo T00124 - Shetland Museum Archives|
Elizabeth Johnston grew up in this tradition on Shetland and is still today a professional knitter. Martha Owen, while visiting Elizabeth a few years ago made a stop at the Shetland Museum. Martha's husband David took this photo of the two of them together.
If you look closely at the table they are sitting at in the museum, you can see a clear box imbedded into the center of the table with knitting on needles and handspun yarn. This box contains Elizabeth's work. Unlike some traditional crafts, knitting on Shetland is still a living art form.