Shawl Pin Whittle Workshop
01 October, 2019
10.00 - 12.45
Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Cecil Tait
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Tutor, Cecil Tait of Paparwark shows you how to hand-make a beautiful, simple, timber shawl pin and brooch using knives and chisels. Unlock your inner whittler!
Participants will design and make a wooden shawl pin in decorative timber to take away with them. These classes have run for years – they remain extremely popular and always sell out. A fun class for everyone!

Materials: cost includes use of tools and materials.
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Cecil is a Shetland man with a real love of wood. He studied at both the Glasgow School of Building and Printing and Bucks University in High Wycombe and has a degree in furniture design and craftsmanship. His business, Paparwark Furniture, is named after the Celtic monks who came to Shetland. He makes bespoke furniture to commission as well as a range of smaller wooden items. Visit his website at

Transport: The easiest method is by car. Bus leaves from the Viking Bus Station, Lerwick (service number 6) at 9am to the Channerwick stop (a 40 minute walk to the Bigton Hall). Transport from the stop can be provided through prior arrangement. Email
A bus leaves close to the Bigton Hall at 13.40pm for those wishing to travel back to Lerwick or onward to Hoswick. For bus timetable