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  • Place of origin:

    Shetland Islands (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leslie, Ena (Miss) (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Knitted wool

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sampler panel knitted in undyed Shetland wools in stocking stitch with stranding across the back. With the traditional 'Fair Isle' patterns. The patterns are arranged in horizontal bands of brown and grey, alternately broad and narrow with geometric designs in white, beige and black.

Place of Origin

Shetland Islands (made)


ca. 1969 (made)


Leslie, Ena (Miss) (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Knitted wool


Width: 18.75 in, Width: 47.6 cm, Length: 25 in, Length: 63.5 cm

Descriptive line

Sampler panel knitted in undyed Shetland wools, knitted by Miss Ena Leslie, Shetland, ca. 1969

Labels and date

Hand-knitted two-ply wool
Scottish, Shetland, 1969

This panel was knitted especially for the Museum by Miss Ena Leslie as a permanent record of traditional Fair Isle motifs. It is made of undyed Shetland wool.

T.251-1969 [1985]


Textiles; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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