To rely on an old stereotype, she possesses the Gaelic talent for story telling.
To preserve needles from rust, put a little asbestos powder in the packets, says an encyclopaedia of needlework from 1910.
To show how Shetlanders used to barter tea for wool, shes knitted some teabags.
To illustrate, for example, the old home-workers custom of tranquilising babies with opiates, Nelson has printed poppies on a babys sleep suit.
Nelson has taken a modern, white asbestos mask not the prettiest thing in the world and embroidered little flowers on it.
Delicate seed heads and pollen are constructed from tiny French knots with each thread masterfully adopting the scale of a wild flower in their battle against the elements.