Quendale Designs is a local knitwear and digital imagery business specialising in textiles that are inspired, designed and made in Shetland.
Designer Hannah Nelson began her business over two years ago with a collection known as 'Sense of Plaice', which was inspired by the physical form of the plaice fish, and this is reflected in the design of the pieces. The collection comprises scarves, shawls and wraps all made with 100% Shetland wool. The crinkled effect of the pieces is a natural result of texturing by the pattern itself, whilst the traditional stretching method done on wooden frames open up the pattern to show a more lace appearance. The design brings together traditions of fishing and knitting, and all made with the wool of native sheep.
Recently she has introduced another collection 'Print o da Wave', which is based on a traditional Shetland knitting pattern. She has enjoyed experimenting with the design in various fibres, from Shetland wool to Merin,o to create a colourful, diverse range of textiles. This design has also been progressed in the form of a double layered reversible merino which Hannah calls ‘Jaquard Print o da Wave’.
Bonhoga Gallery shop is delighted to stock a selection of work from all of Hannah’s current collections.