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  • Place of origin:

    Scotland, Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomson, Annie, born 1922 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knitted Shetland wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sue Teper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jumper made of red, blue, yellow, black and white hand-knitted Shetland Fair Isle wool.

Place of Origin

Scotland, Great Britain (made)


1997 (made)


Thomson, Annie, born 1922 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knitted Shetland wool

Descriptive line

Jumper of hand-knitted Shetland Fair Isle wool, made by Annie Thomson, Scotland, 1997

Exhibition History

The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997 (Victoria and Albert Museum 06/03/1997-27/07/1997)

Labels and date

Annie Thomson is the last woman born on Fair Isle to hand-knit traditional sweaters for sale. This jumper is made in the round using five needles and a knitting belt; the sleeves are knitted downwards from the shoulders, so that they can be replaced when they have worn through. Annie Thomson is now 75 years old, so this is probably the last jumper that Annie will hand-knit for anyone outside her family. The wool was spun and dyed in a Shetland mill. [1997]


Wool (textile)


Hand knitted


Women's clothes; Fashion; Scotland

Collection code


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