The story of Rani

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A contemporary Shetland knitwear collection inspired by thinking about home, and what that means. Where has been home, and where is home now?

Shetland Wool Week Annual 2018

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Shetland's future in knitting: Niela Nell Kalra writes for the Shetland Wool Week Annual on V&A Dundee's inspiring project for young people.

Scottish Design Relay

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Shetland at V&A Dundee: Niela Nell Kalra works with Shetland’s young designers.

Bringing the Haar to London

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Textile designer Niela Nell Kalra and artist Karlyn Sutherland collaborate for Future Heritage, part of Decorex, London.

The multi-media artist: knit & glass

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The story behind the design of the Byre collection of contemporary Shetland knitwear

Fishermen & Fair Isle: the Shetland Smookie jumper

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A hybrid of two classic garments, my Shetland smookie is a descendant of both the fisherman’s smock and the Fair Isle jumper.

Rule-breaking, tradition and textile innovation

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Learning from Fair Isle knitting to design contemporary Shetland knitwear.

Nielanell at Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland

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Contemporary Shetland - art & design I was delighted when the team at Bonhoga Gallery approached me, and asked to show some of my work in the Gallery's...

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