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A Knitted Garden Fence And It is Gorgeous

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This beautiful creation is the work of Anne Eunson of Hamnavoe, Burra Shetland, an island in Scotland. Anne loves lace knitting so much she completely wrapped her beautiful garden with a Shetland lace fence.

It took Anne three weeks to knit enough lace to surround her front garden. The Fence was made from durable black twine that is used to make fishing nets. 

Anne had to make special knitting needles for the task ahead and created her Fence by using curtain poles that she converted into knitting needles. She made the Fence by using a 23 stitch repeat of a familiar centuries-old Shetland lace pattern. 

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The way the lace and Anne’s planting interact with one another is a work of art. The heads of daisies peeking through the yarnovers transform the garden into something you would expect to see in a children’s book. It almost looks as if the flowers are wearing a shawl.

Anne’s artistry was so unique and beautiful that the Shetland Textile museum asked her to knit a garden fence for their museum. 

If The Garden of Eden had a Fence, it would look like this.

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So many men have taken to knitting. In 2013 Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation was looking for volunteers to make sweaters for rare penguins when an 80-year-old man Alfie pitched in.

A terminally ill senior citizen patient at Cambridge Manor hospice care facility in Michigan diagnosed in 2017 with skin cancer and a mass on his kidney. Morrie Boogart was not going to allow depression to kick in, so he started knitting hats for the homeless.

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So many men have taken to knitting. 

In 2013 Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation was looking for volunteers to make sweaters for rare penguins when an 80-year-old man Alfie pitched in.

A terminally ill senior citizen patient at Cambridge Manor hospice care facility in Michigan diagnosed in 2017 with skin cancer and a mass on his kidney. Morrie Boogart was not going to allow depression to kick in, so he started knitting hats for the homeless.

Thank you Anne, for your kind permission to share your work.

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