Tales of a traveling zoologist, with a sharp sense of style and an even sharper intellect. Ermantrude is the muse of the designer Charlotte Linton

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We take a boat over from Leverburgh in Harris to the small Island of Bernaray and then another boat onto North Uist. Here is a sample of Uist Isle knitting with a design of Sea tangle. A sea tangle describes different types of kelp which is washed up on the beaches all over the islands. Kelp is a plentiful algae which people have used for centuries to fertilise the soil.
Many Scottish Islands have their own style of knitting and stitches which have been passed down through the generations. Many of the stitches represent the life and surroundings of the people who knit and wear the garments.

We take a boat over from Leverburgh in Harris to the small Island of Bernaray and then another boat onto North Uist. Here is a sample of Uist Isle knitting with a design of Sea tangle. A sea tangle describes different types of kelp which is washed up on the beaches all over the islands. Kelp is a plentiful algae which people have used for centuries to fertilise the soil.

Many Scottish Islands have their own style of knitting and stitches which have been passed down through the generations. Many of the stitches represent the life and surroundings of the people who knit and wear the garments.