Folk Art meets Fair Isle

By Jolene Crawford

Take a peek into Shetlander Andrea Williamson’s idyllic studio from which she runs her textile business. Drawing her inspiration from the Fair Isle tradition and the colourful world of folk art, she has created objects that bring a modern twist to the islands’ knitting heritage.

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Folk Art meets Fair Isle

Andrea Williamson runs a successful textile business from Whalsay, the tiny island of her birth. BBC World Affairs Correspondent Allan Little describes some of the key moments from his career and answer questions about what it is like to report the world in an age of conflict. Bill Boyd reads his poem Hogmanay, written in the style of Robert Burns.

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