She is very interested in traditional knitting techniques used in Shetland and has a huge passion for the preservation of these skills. She learned to knit at a young age and grew up surrounded by knitters, as many people from Shetland. She is inspired by the island in the Atlantic Ocean.
Donna talks about her origins, about Shetland and gives a brief look at the history of knitting in Shetland and its importance to the islands.
In addition she will speak about some of her own designs and the inspiration behind them.
Donna gives this lecture once on Friday and once on Saturday.
There is room for a maximum of 60 people to attend the lecture free of charge.
Here you can read about Donna Smith.
Friday 11 May 2018 from 14:00 to 15:00 and Saturday 12 May 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30
Free admission for visitors of the Festival. You are welcome to join as long as there are seats available.