Join Shetland Museum’s Textile Curator Dr Carol Christiansen for an informal talk about taatit rugs – their design and colour, construction, and importance in the Shetland household. Taatit rugs from Shetland Textile Museum and Shetland Museum will be available for close-up viewing. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and take photos, and there will also be copies of Carol’s book “Taatit Rugs; the Pile Bedcovers of Shetland” available to purchase. Kathy Coull, tutor of the Mini-Taatit Rug workshops, will also be in attendance.
Transport information: There is no public transport directly to the Museum, which is on the outskirts of Lerwick, but there is a bus-stop on the main road, a few hundred yards away, where the various buses for the North Mainland will stop. The Museum is 1.7 miles/ 2.7km from the Town Centre, and 0.6 miles/1 km from the Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, and is easy walking on pavements. Taxis run from the Town Centre. There is ample free car-parking outside the Museum.