May I introduce you to Joanna Hunter – founder and head designer of Joanna Hunter Knitwear (JHK) and Ninian, and also superwoman of Shetland.
I met Joanna Hunter at her store Ninian in Lerwick, Shetland on a cold and windy winter morning in January 2016. Not that a cold and windy morning is particularly special at this time of the year, but the encounter with the Shetlander designer and business woman made it so.
Joanna welcomed us in the little design studio attached to her shop in central Lerwick. There had been a water leak over the holidays, and it was still a little chaos, but then I guess that is what a studio is supposed to be anyways: creative chaos. We sat down with a cup of tea and started spilling the beans.