Shawls: in praise of a classic piece of Scottish knitwear.

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In Scotland, it's definitely shawl season. Maybe you're not sure how you might wear one of these versatile pieces of knitwear? Let Niela give you some ideas...

Knitwear spotting

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One of the pleasures of Shetland Wool Week is meeting people and admiring their beautiful knitwear!

Stories and South Asian Heritage Month

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A celebration of the South Asian diaspora and a glimpse into how my own heritage informs my work as a designer.

South Asian Heritage Month & Shetland knitwear

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Using layered narratives within her Ebb-stanes design, Niela connects her home in the Shetland landscape with the experience of her relatives during the Partition of India.

Returning light

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Twilight is back. In Shetland, at this time of year, the days quickly begin to lengthen.

The ON season

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There is no off season in our busy studio.

Shawl season brings migrating words

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What do you call the brilliantly simple garments that you throw around your shoulders? While thinking about the word hap, we discovered a surprising history behind the word shawl. 

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.

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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