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Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 12.00 - 16.00
Location | Bressay School, Bressay
Materials |
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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 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 09.00 - 13.00; 13.00 -16.30
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 30, 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 30, 2019
Cost | £25.00
Time | 11.00 - 13.30
Location | Uradale Farm, East Voe, Scalloway
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Ronnie and Jakob Eunson
Transport | Not included

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 30, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 11.00 - 14.00
Location | The String, 88 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Emma Geddes
Transport | N/A

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 30, 2019
Cost | £95.00
Time | 09.30 - 16.00
Location | Shetland College, UHI, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX
Materials | Included (not lunch)
Tutor | Helen Whitham
Transport | Not included

The Textile Department at Shetland College: UHI is hosting this full day class teaching basic machine knitting techniques which will allow you to make a 2 colour patterned envelope cushion cover. The class will be taught by knitwear designer and Assistant Textile Technician for the Textile Facilitation Unit (TFU), Helen Whitham. We will begin with […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30 or 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Ninian, 80 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Joanna Hunter
Transport | Not included

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 30, 2019
Cost | £120.00
Time | 09.30 - 16.30
Location | Methodist Church Schoolroom, Prince Alfred Street, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Helen Robertson
Transport | Not included

Do you struggle to find the perfect button to finish your garments? Spend a day enamelling buttons to compliment your handmade items. Choose from my large range of enamel colours to create your own unique, perfect buttons. We will explore stencilling, sgraffito, stamping and cloisonne enamel techniques. “Really friendly, came away with 13 finished buttons, […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Shetland Textile Museum, Bod of Gremista, Lerwick
Materials | Not Included, See description
Tutor | Brita Hövenmark
Transport | See description

Swedish knitter Brita Hövenmark will teach you the old Swedish technique of twined knitting. This is an old traditional way of knitting, where you knit with two alternating strands of yarn, thus producing a warm, durable and very beautiful item. Materials: Bring sock-needles or similar for knitting in the round, size 3.00mm Yarn will be […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Sheila Fowlie
Transport | Not included

This introductory course will show you how easy it is to knit lace and how you can create beautiful knitwear for all occasions. You will learn how to knit in 1-ply lace weight on large needles to produce an ethereal effect and how traditional lace patterns can be applied to different Shetland wools using different […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring needles
Tutor | Amy Detjen
Transport | Not included

Learn the basics of 2-color Brioche in the round by beginning a lovely, reversible cowl. You’ll learn the basic Brioche stitch and how to avoid the confusion at the end of the row. This class gives you a foundation to many more advanced Brioche projects! Materials: Two colors of Jamieson’s Shetland will be provided, but […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | 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 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Tania Ashton Jones
Transport | N/A

Join Tania of TJFrog to learn about the techniques and history of the heritage craft, Dorset Button making. Using rings and Shetland wool you’ll start with the four basic techniques of casting, slicking, laying and rounding to make the famous Crosswheel design. With these basic techniques mastered there are endless designs and possibilities of how […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £110.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Not Included See description
Tutor | Anne Eunson and Kathleen Anderson
Transport | Not included

You will have the opportunity to design your own motifs/patterns on graph paper and test them out in knitted form. There will be a variety of intricate Shetland lace patterns for you to choose from. You will be shown examples of knitted shawls and other garments to enable you to see how different patterns can […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £100.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Not Included, See description
Tutor | Tina Vejlo Andersen
Transport | Not included

Kastaniestrik have designed a puffin especially for Shetland Wool Week that you will be able to knit in this class. Knitwear Designer Tina Vejlo Andersen often creates small adventurous animals, characters and things with a high level of finesse, creativity and humour. During the making of the puffin, we will work with different techniques. To […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £42.00
Time | 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Market House, (Voluntary Action Shetland) 14 Market St, Lerwick
Materials | Not Included, See description
Tutor | Deborah Gray
Transport | Not included

Deborah will help you master the magic loop technique for knitting any diameter tube or circle on a long circular needle. Great for socks, hats, gloves, sleeves…. No more lost dpns or cable changes. Knit a gadget pouch, mug cosy or a circular mat. Materials: Yarn and refreshments provided (bring your own yarn if you […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £85.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Lerwick Boating Club, 12 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Cheryl Jamieson
Transport | Not included

Fancy trying something different? Join local glass artist Cheryl Jamieson for a chance to make fair isle patterns in glass. You will make either one large hanger or two small ones, using sample patterns, or bring your own. If you would like to see some examples of previous students’ work please visit the Glansin Glass […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £55.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Donna Smith
Transport | N/A

Delve into the exciting world of colour in Fair Isle knitting. During class we will look at how to choose and use colour for a swatch and how you can plan colour in your future projects. You will be able to choose from a large selection of Shetland yarns provided for your swatch. Materials: Please […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £55.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Tori Seierstad
Transport | Not included

With Vottelauget (The Mitten Guild) Tori Seierstad and Judith Nilsen have published the Norwegian mitten book “Eventyrvotter” (Fairy Tale Mittens). In this class they teach the participants to work the cuff of Tori’s mitten design “A taste of Muhu”. These colourful mittens are inspired by the knitting patterns and colours of Muhu, Estonia. The mittens […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | St. Magnus Church Hall, Greenfield Place, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Diane Winfield
Transport | Not included

Needle felt an orca picture on Jamieson’s of Shetland tweed. Take away your picture in a box frame. Materials: All equipment is provided – just bring yourself. Suitable for all abilities. Wheelchair accessible. Suitable for people who have never tried needle felting before as well as advanced needle felters.


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Lodberrie Traders, 43 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Kathy Coull
Transport | Not included

Use a variety of drop spindles using Shetland wool to create yarn. Try out the Muckle, Great or Walking Wheel. Please note the premises are opposite Bain’s Beach and have a high step and narrow entrance so unsuitable for wheelchair access. Materials: Materials and use of equipment provided.


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 18.30 - 21.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Hadewych van der Werf
Transport | Not included

Around 1900 Ebba Astrup was the director of an orphanage in Rostad, a peninsula North of Trondheim in Norway. She developed a knitting technique which she used to knit scarves for the children in the orphanage. The scarves had different colours and motifs so that the children could recognise their own scarf. Simply called ‘Mother […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 18.30 - 21.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Elizabeth Johnston
Transport | Not included

Ribbing enhances a design and can add a real finishing touch to a garment. There is an endless variety of rib. Elizabeth from Shetland Handspun, leads this class on ribs that are typically used by Shetland knitters; a coloured K2, P2 rib; a FI patterned rib; and a double fabric rib. Use these ribs for […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Uradale Farm, East Voe, Scalloway
Materials | Included
Tutor | Trollenwol
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 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Janette Budge and Jeannie Tulloch
Transport | N/A

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 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Barbara Cheyne
Transport | Not included

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 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
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 30, 2019
Cost | £6.00
Time | 19.30 - 21.00
Location | Mareel, North Ness, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Oliver Henry
Transport | N/A

Join Shetland Wool Week 2019 patron, Oliver Henry, for an insight into his work, collaborations and projects that have spanned 50 years in ‘Shetland Oo’. As well as promoting, grading and sorting Shetland wool, Oliver’s journey has included playing a key role in the research and development of new textile products, the Shetland Fine Lace […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £3.00
Time | 13.15 - 13.45
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Ria Burns
Transport | N/A

Ria’s fledgling knitwear label was born out of a desire to combine finding a solution to the unsustainable, disposable fast fashion industry and her love of wool and colour. Her research has led her to take a slow approach to manufacturing, using local wool and natural dyes, designing pieces that have longevity and are made […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 14.00 - 15.30
Location | Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Dr Carol Christiansen
Transport | See description

The Old Haa in Burravoe, Yell will host a 3 week exhibition called ‘Yell Oo’ from 16th September until 6th October. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm, Closed Fridays, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sundays 2pm to 5pm. This exhibition will feature a display of two taatit rugs in the Old Haa’s collection […]


Date | September 30, 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 | Not included

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 30, 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 30, 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 | October 03, 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 30, 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 30, 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 | See description

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 30, 2019
Cost | £115.00
Time | 09.15 - 16.30
Location | Andrea Williamson's Workshop Brough, Whalsay
Materials | Included
Tutor | Andrea Williamson
Transport | See description

Shetland textile designer Andrea Williamson shares her machine knitting enthusiasm and experience in this introductory class. Learn how to create interesting knitted fabrics on a single bed domestic machine. Using hand tools to transfer stitches for shaping and techniques to make hems, cables and hand tool lace. Play with manipulating stitches into innovative fabric structures. […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 12.30; or 14.00 - 16.30
Location | Red Houss, East Burra
Materials | Included
Tutor | Mike Finnie
Transport | See description

You will be making three silver buttons using silver with etched Fair Isle patterns on it. The silver will be pre-etched using traditional patterns from Shetland knitters. The buttons will be 22mm in diameter. You’ll learn some basic silversmithing skills. You’ll need good dexterity to be able to use small hand tools, including files and […]


Date | September 30, 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 30, 2019
Cost | £47.00
Time | 10.45 - 15.00
Location | Bressay Ferry Terminal, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Douglas Coutts
Transport | Included

This tour will take you throughout Bressay with guide Douglas Coutts. Douglas, a native Shetlander, is famed for his role in discovering the St. Ninian’s Isle Treasure, which now resides at the National Museum of Scotland. The Isle of Bressay is one of the most unique places in Shetland. Just a short ten minute ferry […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £72.00
Time | 08.45 - 17.30
Location | Pick up from Shetland Museum & Archives, Car Park
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Island Vista
Transport | Included

Meander through Lerwick, the only town in Shetland, dating from the 1600s, as you travel to the North West corner of the Shetland Mainland. Head North through peat and heather covered landscape to the picturesque community of Voe, with its Scandinavian influence. Onwards through Brae and crossing Mavis Grind where the North Sea almost meets […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £115.00
Time | 09.45 - 16.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Included but bring an apron
Tutor | Elizabeth Johnston
Transport | N/A

Discover the beauty of natural dyes where each colour compliments the next. A class to investigate and demystify the natural dye process. Find out why the fibre must be clean. See how mordants change the colours. With just a few dye stuffs, fleece and/or natural coloured yarns, white, as well as greys and fawns – […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 12.00 - 16.00
Location | Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

The Old Haa in Burravoe will host a three-week exhibition called ‘Yell Oo’ from 16 September to 6 October. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday 10am – 4pm, closed Fridays, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sundays 2pm to 5pm. This exhibition will feature a display of taatit rugs in the Old Haa’s collection and an eclectic […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 14.00 - 14.45
Location | Nielanell Design Studio, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Niela Kalra
Transport | N/A

An informal tour of Niela’s studio and workshops. We chat about the challenges and benefits of designing and making, and of having an art practice in a small rural Shetland community. We see and discuss the design processes and development, and have a peek at the machinations behind the scenes by touring textile, glass and […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Market House, Market Street, Lerwick (Voluntary Action Shetland)
Materials | Included
Tutor | Deborah Gray
Transport | N/A

Good preparation is essential for easy and satisfying spinning. Using an unwashed Shetland fleece, learn how to sort it into different qualities before learning different preparation techniques for spinning woollen and worsted yarns. Discuss methods and merits of washing fleece before or after spinning. Preparation methods also suitable for felt-making. Materials: Fleece and equipment provided, […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £5.00
Time | 10.30 or 14.30
Location | Shetland Museum & Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | SMAA
Transport | N/A

Join Shetland Museum and Archives Visitor Services Assistants for a tour of the Textile displays. The Textile Collection is Recognised as a collection of national significance.


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Hazel Tindall
Transport | Not included

In this introductory course, Hazel Tindall will show you how to knit a Fair Isle circular Table Mat, using Shetland organic jumper weight yarn. Participants should be able to knit in the round with two colours. You will practise knitting in the round, knitting with two colours, reading a chart, choosing colours, shaping to give […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 16.00 daily
Location | Meadows Road, Houss, East Burra
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Wendy Inskter
Transport | Not included

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 30, 2019
Cost | £15.00
Time | 14.00 - 18.00
Location | Pick up from 'Welcome to Shetland' sign, Esplanade, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Included

Tour of Jamieson’s of Shetland wool mill. Take our tour out to Sandness on the west coast of Shetland and be guided around Shetland’s only spinning mill.  You will see all processes needed to turn raw wool from our sheep into yarn, knitwear and woven cloth. Bus leaves from ‘Welcome to Shetland’ sign at Lerwick’s […]


Date | September 30, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Jamieson & Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Hazel Tindall
Transport | Not included

Join Shetland’s Hazel Tindall on the techniques of Fair Isle knitting. In this class you will learn the techniques of two colour knitting and steeking as well as gaining tips from one of Shetland’s most well known knitters. Homework:  Before the class knit up 41 stitches using jumper weight (4ply) and 3mm needles into 5 […]