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Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £25.00
Time | 11.00 - 13.30
Location | Uradale Farm, East Voe, Scalloway
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Ronnie and Jakob Eunson
Transport | N/A

See native Shetland sheep up close with sheepdogs. Listen indoors to a talk on the breed, the history and the fleeces. Ask questions and feel the wool direct off the sheep. Retire to the farm house for lunch of soup, bannocks, tabnabs, tea and coffee. Vegetarian option available. There will be the opportunity to buy […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 16.30 - 19.00
Location | Bressay Ferry Terminal, Bressay
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Chris Dyer
Transport | Included

A truly unique opportunity to join local crofter Chris Dyer (featured in Kate Davies blogs) on an exclusive walk through the agricultural year in Shetland, looking at the sheep – ewes, rams and lambs. White/coloured/fleckit and even katmogget! Sift through fleeces from Chris’s flock and see the principal day to day tools and equipment that […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Barbara Cheyne
Transport | N/A

In this class you will knit in the round a small piece of work in two colours – part pattern and part steek. The steek will be cut and neatened in the traditional Shetland method. Other types of finishing will be shown. Materials: Yarn will be supplied, but please being 3 x size 3mm and […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 10.30 - 13.00 (Sunday 29th & Sunday 6th)
Location | Staney Hill Hall, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Clair Aldington and Amy Colvin
Transport | Not included

Come along and create your own 3D object with wet and dry felting techniques. This is a two day workshop. On the first day you will make your object using wet felting techniques. This will then be washed and dried ready for embellishing and dry needle felting to decorate it during the second workshop on […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 11.00 - 14.00
Location | The String, 88 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Emma Geddes
Transport | Not included

Emma loves to circular weave, it’s a great way to start weaving without having to buy a traditional loom, making it open to everyone. In this class you will learn how to make you circular loom from an embroidery hoop, how to warp up as well as a number of unusual and traditional weaving/tapestry techniques […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Meret Buetzberger
Transport | Not included

Do you like to knit with colour but struggle with stranded work?  In this class you will learn a colour technique that results in a  reversible fabric. Double Knitting is the technique where you knit two right sides at once with two different colours to  get a reversible piece. It’s great for shawls, cowls and […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £85.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30 or 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Da Auld Methodist Kirk, Bridge End, Burra Isle, ZE2 9LD
Materials | Included
Tutor | Amy Gear and Daniel Clark
Transport | See description

A dynamic textiles printing workshop, where you will design and hand print your very own contemporary Fair Isle repeating pattern. The workshop is led by Royal College of Art master printmakers Amy Gear and Daniel Clark. Learn how to screen print your design in beautiful ombre fades on textiles using their range of specially-mixed ‘Shetland’ […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Mary Fraser
Transport | Not included

Make two hardcase notebooks, using card, graph and plain papers, linen thread, headbands and adhesive. An introduction to the traditional skill of bookbinding incorporating a textile element in a ready made Fair Isle knitted cover. Mary will take you through each stage step by step. You will leave the class with two completed books and […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 14.00 - 16.30
Location | Staney Hill Hall, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Clair Aldington and Amy Colvin
Transport | Not included

Come along and hand felt a unique piece of jewellery. You can choose from a necklace, earrings or brooch. We will be using needle felting techniques with natural Shetland wool and vibrant merinos as well as beads and sparkle. Materials: Included. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Skills required: Beginners and all abilities welcome. No prior […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £20.00
Time | 14.00 - 16.30
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Suze Walker
Transport | Not included

It’s no secret that knitting is good for your general wellbeing and overall health. There have been many studies conducted which show that knitting can reduce anxiety and depression, slow down dementia and lower blood pressure. However, as every serious knitter knows, knitting can also lead to health problems such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Not Included, See description
Tutor | Ruth Robinson
Transport | Not included

In this class we will go through the process of skeining correctly, measuring, working out meterage using different methods and how to wash the skein. We will be talking about the different fibre preparation, spinning and plying methods and how it defines the knitted outcome. Working out knitting needle sizes for your handspun will be […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Asita Krebs
Transport | Not included

There is so much you can do with shaping. In this class we will learn six different shaping techniques for shawls and how to combine them. We will knit at least one mini sample in whichever style you choose. We will also learn different ways to increase and decrease. You will learn: Shaping techniques: triangle, […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Terri Malcolmson
Transport | Not included

Practice colourwork by drawing inspiration from something you already own. Inspiration can be taken from anything from photographs to pottery so in this class we will be working on a few of the techniques I use to do this. Whether you want to make a cushion to match your curtains or a hat to match […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Uradale Farm, East Voe, Scalloway
Materials | Included
Tutor | Trollenwol and Uradale
Transport | See description

In this class we will start a project (wrist warmer or leg warmers) in the Bohus style. The project will be knitted in the round and we will be practising working with 2 or 3 colours in one row (and for the very skilled, 4) and in the meantime knit stitches on the wrong side […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 09.00 - 12.30; 12.30 -16.15
Location | Bressay Ferry Terminal, Bressay
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Chris Dyer
Transport | Included

A truly unique opportunity to join local crofter Chris Dyer (featured in Kate Davies blogs) on an exclusive walk through the agricultural year in Shetland, looking at the sheep – ewes, rams and lambs. White/coloured/fleckit and even katmogget! Sift through fleeces from Chris’s flock and see the principal day to day tools and equipment that […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £34.00
Time | 08.15 - 13.00
Location | Pick up from Islesburgh Community Centre Car Park at 08.15
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Flock Book Society
Transport | Included

Join a member of the Flock Book Society on this half day croft tour. Begin with a short visit to Gremista Farm, Lerwick and hear from crofter Eric Graham and see his top quality white flock sheep being gathered by border collie dogs. From here, head north east to the stunning location of Lunna in […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 19.00 (Daily)
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | N/A

View the results of phase 2 of a collaborative project by Drs Carol Christiansen and Roslyn Chapman to investigate design differences between Shetland hand-made lace and ‘Shetland’ lace patterns published in 19th century knitting pattern books.


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | Sat 28th Sept - Sun 6 October, 10.00 - 19.00
Location | Da Gadderie, Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

Vivian Ross-Smith’s exhibition will explore wool and craft in a fine art context and consider how her links to crofting have influenced her art practice. This will be shown through a series of wall-based textile pieces and painting. This series of works will be linked to a text she has in this year’s Shetland Wool […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | Saturday 28th September - Sunday 6th October
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

Deborah Gray’s exhibition is based on her time as Artist-In-Residence at the Icelandic Textile Centre (Textilsetur) in Blonduos, Iceland in 2018. Icelandic sheep have developed over centuries of isolation from other sheep breeds and adapted to their environment.


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 19.00 (Daily)
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | See description

Netherlands based artist Diana Warmels-Edes is exhibiting lace knitting made from beach found plastic rope including items based on old Unst lace patterns and a dress made from printed fabric.


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | Saturday 28th September - Sunday 6th October
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

As part of Shetland Wool Week’s commitment to emerging talent there is a student exhibition of prize winners chosen for excellence in portraying Shetland wool and/or textiles in a contemporary manner. The Shetland Wool Week competition was open to all students studying Fine Art and Contemporary Textiles degrees at University of the Highlands and Islands.


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 12.00 - 14.00
Location | Speldiburn Cafe
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | See description

Exhibition of Bressay knitwear, art and crafts with local knitwear and crafts for sale. Demonstrations and advice from local kniters, spinners and weavers on Sunday 6th. Located at the Speldiburn Cafe so the ideal lunch or coffee stop. 20 minutes walk from the ferry. For further information and contact details see www.bressay.org   Transport: Regular […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | FREE
Time | 12.00 - 16.00
Location | Old Bressay School, Bressay
Materials |
Tutor |
Transport |

Hop on over to R.A.M. Knitwear design studio in the old Bressay School, travel on Shetland’s shortest inter-island ferry. In 7 minutes you will be transported from the hustle and bustle of Lerwick to the relaxed countryside of Bressay. Machines a plenty to view and numerous woolly wonders for sale. Transport: Ferry to Bressay and […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £6.00 at the door
Time | 13.00 - 18.00
Location | Ollaberry Hall, Ollaberry
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Ollaberry SWI and friends
Transport | Not included

An exhibition of old and new knitwear, mainly haps and shawls, made locally. Fair Isle garments will also be displayed to add wider interest to visitors. Knitters and spinners, aged 10 and up, will be on hand for a chat and demonstrations. Enjoy a cup of tea and homebakes which are included in the entry […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 09.00 - 17.30
Location | Nielanell Design Studio, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Niela Kalra
Transport | Not included

In this exhibition in knit and glass, artist Niela Kalra interprets the landmark court case arising out of the the Hoswick Whale Caa, 1888. Shetland crofters successfully defended an action by their powerful landlords in a remarkable tale reminiscent of David vs Goliath. In this installation which is located within an old crofthouse in Hoswick, […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 11.00 - 14.00
Location | Ninian, 80 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Joanna Hunter
Transport | N/A

Join local designer Joanna Hunter in her 20th Year of designing and producing knitwear. She’ll teach small intimate workshops for four participants, developing mood boards and playing with colour, at her studio in Ninian. Joanna leads you through the processes used to design her collections, from sketches and mood boards onto her final garments. You’ll […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £55.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Helene Driesen
Transport | N/A

Learn how to make these wonderfully warm and fun mittens that have tufts (thrums) of wool knitted into the fabric and which originated in Newfoundland. Helene likes to call them Uggs for your hands and they make fabulous gifts. Skills required: must be able to knit in the round on either DPNs or circular needles […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Anne Eunson
Transport | Not included

In this class you will take inspiration from the beautiful Shetland landscape to create your individual colourways. You can have some fun creating colour wraps with Shetland wool. From your chosen colours you will go on to knit Shetland lace samples or be adventurous and begin your own unique mobius cowl. Materials: Yarn will be […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 16.00 daily
Location | Meadows Road, Houss, East Burra
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Wendy Inkster
Transport | N/A

Head towards the East side of Burra Isle and discover where the original Shetland Teddy Bear is created.  Meet Wendy in her workshop and hear how the first Burra Bear was made over 22 years ago using a recycled Fair Isle jumper.


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £15.00
Time | 19.00 - 21.00
Location | Main Hall, Clickimin Leisure Complex, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

Cast on your Shetland Wool Week at this informal welcome where we will celebrate our tenth festival. This will be a relaxed gathering with speeches, music and some special guests too. Enjoy a Shetland cocktail and a chance to look at SWW Sponsors’ displays. Wear your Roadside Beanie for the official photograph. Please note guests […]


Date | September 28, 2019
Cost | £110.00
Time | Sat 28th & Sun 29th Sept: 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Linda Shearer
Transport | Not included

This class has been split in two three-hour sessions. In the first session we will get going on the body of the tam; for the second session we will concentrate on knitting and shaping the crown. The rib part of the hat will have already been made, so you can begin immediately on the Fair […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 09.30 - 17.30
Location | Nielanell Studio, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

A place of pilgrimage for those in the know. The small and unassuming shop only hints at the tactile sweetshop within. Visit the studio/shop to find an unexpected range of knitwear, glorious handspun and scrumptious batts (and buried under all that – you might even find Niela!!) Renowned for her inventive knit collections Niela concentrates […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £115.00
Time | 09.45 - 16.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Elizabeth Johnston
Transport | N/A

A unique opportunity to weave on a loom which was in common use in Shetland for thousands of years. Learn the process of how to set up and weave on this ancient, but simple and versatile form of loom. Students will make a warp, tie it on the loom and weave a piece of cloth […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Shetland Museum & Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Jeannie Tulloch & Janette Budge
Transport | Not included

Join crofter and knitter Jeannie Tulloch and her daughter Janette Budge in using traditional Fair Isle yoke techniques to begin making a small pouch bag. This class gives you an opportunity to practice blending colours, try a knitting belt and knit with two colours. You will learn the techniques of the traditional “star and tree” […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | Free (No booking required)
Time | 14.00 - 16.00
Location | Ninian, 80 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not available

Join Joanna Hunter in her studio at Ninian, where she’ll allow you a sneaky peek behind the scenes and chat about her 20 years designing knitwear. You can see where and how she designs and makes her collections as well as meeting her team. Visit Ninian to find out about her special offers and competitions […]


Date | September 29, 2019
Cost | £60.00
Time | 09.45 - 12.45 or 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Hoswick Visitors Centre, Hoswick Sandwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Nielanell
Transport | Not included

Let your imagination go wild – design and paint your own blank which has been pre-knitted locally using beautiful Shetland yarn with Nielanell, textile designer (www.nielanell.com). It’s great fun working out just how the positioning of the painting on your canvass will affect the final yarn. You can even incorporate special secret messages! Once the […]