Gudrun Johnston

30_360_310_bio_pic_johnstonGudrun was born in Shetland in the 70’s when her mother was running the successful knitwear design company, The Shetland Trader. Some 30 years later and now living in the U.S, Gudrun has followed in her mother’s footsteps by reviving the Shetland Trader name, and has made a name for herself in the knitwear design industry.

Gudrun often includes aspects of her Shetland heritage in her designs. She gets to return to her place of birth often as she runs textile related trips in Shetland along with fellow designer Mary Jane Mucklestone. Gudrun is also on the in house design team for Brooklyn Tweed.

Gudrun’s books include: Knit With Me (a mother/daughter collection), The Shetland Trader Book One and The Shetland Trader Book Two.