Mati and me

what it says on the tin December 2019
mati and me

Mati messaged me this morning, she is on the 5pm Northlink ferry from Lerwick to Aberdeen tonight, now, in fact. She’s heading to London for London Craft Week. I’ll miss that event but I will catch her that last day that she is in London and we will head for the fabulous Wellcome trust Library on Euston Rd and maybe have tea in the tea room with Green Burleigh pottery. I’m looking forward to seeing both Mati and Patti in London – what a treat


Mati messaged this morning to ask if I would do a 1 minute recording of my experience in Fair Isle – there is a blog on it here so,today I found voice memo on my phone, and just spoke from my heart and memory about my experience on Fair Isle for two months at the end of 2019.

You can hear the recording at the beginning of this story.

It is a little longer than 1 minute.

Now that I have decided to write my own story (book) of living in Shetland, I may go back to write it in Shetland and where better than on Fair Isle? Maybe you would like to join me in a virtual meeting – let me know. I am thinking of September.

here’s the Sea Urchin pattern, mentioned in the recording. It’s been my most popular knitting pattern and one that I use in my colour blending workshops.

I think my stay on Fair Isle embedded my love of Shetland. It will be good to go back for a visit, though I’m not that keen on the tiny plane from Tingwall to Fair Isle but it is always worth the journey.

Author: traceydoxeydesigns

Site specific Artist using own created textiles, laser cuts and hand block printed wallpaper to engage with narratives of landscapes, social history and place.

4 thoughts on “Mati and me”

  1. Tracey,

    That was lovely. I loved hearing your voice again. Plus hearing your journey. Your description of Fair Isle was beautiful. I won’t be making the trip to Fair Isle but will be in Shetland in August and a little of September. I’ll be thinking of you then.


  2. I’m interested in the virtual meeting re your book. I’ve started following your journey just when you moved to Shetland. I’m on Shetland now for the month of May . I am a bit of a writer in my own field and it would be nice to hear your story ideas.


  3. Tracey, I loved listening to this. You have a lovely, young sounding voice.
    I have followed you since just before you bought the house on Shetalnd.
    I admire what you did, both in moving to Shetland, and in deciding to leave.
    I love your work and have purchased, but not yet knitted, some of your patterns. (Too many projects).
    I hope to get to Shetland and Fair Isle one day. I am Scottish by birth, but have lived in Australia for almost 51 years.
    I look forward to your continuing story, and maybe one day reading your book!


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