Saturday, 5 February 2022

Knitting the Herring Exhibition Virtual Tour


Narrated by Assistant Curator, Jen, this video explores the Museum's temporary exhibition on the history and heritage of fishermen's ganseys. The tour highlights objects and images from our Nationally Recognised Collection, including traditional ganseys and knitting contributions to the SHOAL lockdown project. 

Ganseys featured in this video: 

0:00 Introduction 

1:09 ANSFM : 1994.358 - Gansey with double bone pattern Knitted by Ms H. Reyburn of Callander, Perthshire, c. 20th century 

1:44 ANSFM : 2019.364 - Gansey with hearts and cable pattern Knitted by Mrs Elsie Buchan of Fraserburgh, part of the Moray Firth Gansey Project Collection, c. 20th Century 

2:15 ANSFM : 2019.372 - Gansey with marriage lines and cable pattern Knitted by by an unknown knitter from the Rosemarkie area, part of the Moray Firth Gansey Project Collection, c. 20th Century 

2:42 ANSFM : 2019.366 - Gansey with chevrons and cable pattern Knitted by Mrs Elsie Buchan of Fraserburgh, part of the Moray Firth Gansey Project Collection, c. 20th Century 

3:23 ANSFM : 2019.90 - Gansey with basketweave stitch pattern Knitted by Mrs Ritchie from Pittenweem, c. 1950s 4:04 ANSFM : 1994.209.7 - Gansey with tree of life pattern Knitted by an unknown knitter from Anstruther, c. 20th Century 

4:34 ANSFM : 2019.398 - Eriskay Gansey Knitted by Christina Margaret McInnes of Eriskay, part of the Moray Firth Gansey Project Collection, c. 1980s 

4:58 SHOAL


Find out more about the project here.