I have used a variety of textiles and techniques in my past work and have mainly worked with pressed wool felt in recent years. I create a range of accessories using this material which you can see (and buy) on www.notonthehighstreet.com/donnasmithdesigns
I am very interested in the knitting techniques used in Shetland and am passionate about helping to retain these skills. I learned to knit at a very young age, we were taught knitting at school and I grew up surrounded by knitters. When I was at primary school I made Shetland lace scarves that my Granny used to sell for me and I knitted a Lopi when I was ten.
After a fairly long break from knitting, I returned to it again seriously (some might say obsessively!). I have been working on a series of patterns for handknitting and plan to release them soon.