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Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 18.30 - 21.30
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Wingham Wool
Transport | N/A

Join us for the chance to see and use various Wingham, Ashford and Kromski equipment including, Wingham drum carder, Wingham blending board, Wingham blending hackle, Wingham wool combs, Wingham carders, Ashford electric spinner (both standard size and jumbo size), Ashford  Kiwi 3 spinning wheel, Ashford Joy spinning wheel, Kromski Fantasia spinning wheel, Wingham spindles. A […]


Date | October 01, 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 | October 01, 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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 07.45 - 18.30
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Included

Come and Visit Yell with a local bus driver on a “Yell Bus”. You will visit the Old Haa Museum where they have a textile wool week exhibition on as well as their Museum display and refreshments available. The Shetland Gallery displays beautiful paintings with various items for sale. You will be given a guided […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 14.15 - 17.15
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Island Trails
Transport | See description

Explore the Bigton area with local tour guide & crofter James Tait in a small group tour. See colourful Shetland sheep close up on the Tait family croft with the opportunity to see and touch fleeces from the 2019 clip. Meet native Shetland ponies at Bigton Farm. The tour will visit St. Ninian’s Isle (connected […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £67.00
Time | 17.15 - 21.00
Location | Meet at Diana Fountain, Victoria Pier
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Island Vista
Transport | On foot

We leave from Victoria Pier in the heart of Lerwick, opposite the Market Cross. A leisurely stroll takes in the award winning, recently restored Tolbooth, now headquarters of Lerwick’s lifeboat station. Walk past our unique Lodberries once used by the town merchants for the landing & storage of goods. Climbing uphill, view a traditional method […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £85.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00 or 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Lerwick Boating Club, 12 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Glansin Glass
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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £60.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Spindrift Crafts
Transport | Not included

We will begin the class by talking about native plants of Shetland, and other plants growing in the dye garden, that can be used for dyeing wool. Bunchy will talk about the dye process and samples of naturally dyed wool will be shown along with various dried dye plants. Handouts will be provided with the […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | ShetlandOrganics CIC
Transport | Not included

No previous weaving experience is required for this class. The short course is designed to introduce participants to the art and possibilities of weaving. Looms, shuttles and yarn are all provided, all that is required from those interested in participating is enthusiasm and a love of wool!


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Voluntary Action Shetland, Market House, Market St, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Felicity Ford
Transport | Not included

Explore Shetland’s flowers through stranded colourwork and learn how to turn your ideas into a stunning floral shawl. This class adapts the Efflorescent shawl design to Shetland. Materials: Bring your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension. Also bring plenty of squared notepaper, […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Asita Krebs
Transport | Not included

Supported spindles are very common in Asia and are especially advantageous for very thin threads or short-stapled fine wool. Because the spindle is supported by placing it in a bowl, no weight is placed on the thread. Using this method even Shetland fleece with a short staple can be spun into a lace thread. Spinning […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Julia Billings
Transport | Not included

There are many, many ways of getting your knitting on your needles – it is simply a question of working out which method is most suitable for the project in mind. In this 3-hour class, learn a series of different methods of beginning and ending, including the longtail, provisional and tubular cast-ons and the sewn, […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Terri Malcolmson
Transport | Not included

In this class we will be discussing what makes a traditional Shetland motif and the reasons behind some of the most common shapes used. We will discuss size, placement, spacing and yarn dominance before diving in to design some of your own. Terri will also touch on how she uses motifs to help with colour […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £55.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Helene Driesen
Transport | Not included

Learn how to make these wonderfully warm and fun slippers that have tufts (thrums) of wool knitted into the fabric and which originated in Newfoundland. Helene likes to call them Uggs for your feet and they make fabulous gifts. During the class Helene will explain how to modify them for one or two different cuff […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £55.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Oliver Henry
Transport | Not included

A rare opportunity to join Shetland Wool Week Patron Oliver Henry in a workshop and learn from his 50 years’ experience in the Shetland wool industry. He will explain how he judges Shetland fleeces, what he looks for in grading fleeces, and his approach to sorting wool and its preparation for end use. Scouring wool […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 14.00 - 18.00
Location | Peerie Shop, Esplanade, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Linda Richardson
Transport | Not included

Linda Richardson is a printmaker working and living in Shetland. She works from her small studio overlooking Olnafirth Voe. An experienced working artist with a passion for sharing her knowledge and encouraging others to be creative. Linda will take you through the process of lino printing. Showing you how to draw out and cut your […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £115.00
Time | 09.15 - 16.30
Location | Andrea Williamson's Workshop, Brough, Whalsay
Materials | Included
Tutor | Andrea Williamson
Transport | See website

Shetland textile designer Andrea Williamson shares her machine knitting enthusiasm and experience in this introductory class. Learn how to knit Fair Isle on a brother domestic knitting machine. Experiment with pattern selection from a range of traditional Shetland motifs. Knit sample swatches with different pattern sequences and simple colour changes, choose a favourite to make […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £205.00
Time | 09.10 - 17.00
Location | Foula (pick up from Viking Bus Station, Lerwick at 09.10)
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Magnus Holbourn
Transport | Yes

Take a trip to the remote and breath-taking island of Foula, where you will meet crofters and see native sheep in this rugged environment. Your tour guide will tell you about the natural and cultural history of the unique island, home to the famous Foula Wool and location for the 1937 film Edge of the […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £48.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | See description
Tutor | Janette Budge
Transport | See description

Practise using a Shetland style stuffed leather knitting belt and long double pointed needles. After a few rows, try adding a raepin string at the bottom of your knitting to discover if this changes your tension, speed and knitting position. In the workshop you will use 2 long double pointed needles (40cm long) and a […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Ria Burns
Transport | Not included

In this workshop we will investigate the effect that mordants have on the outcome of natural dyes on Shetland wool. The mini hanks provided will have been mordanted with mineral salts as well as plant-based mordants. We’ll evaluate their sustainability, effectiveness and the colours they produce. We will dye with a variety of homegrown responsibly […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Lodberrie Traders, 43 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Kathy Coull
Transport | N/A

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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 12.00 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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £65.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £3.00
Time | 13.15 - 13.45
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Niela Kalra
Transport | N/A

Currently Queen Bee of her micro design business, Niela has enjoyed a colourful journey both geographically and career-wise. In an inspiring talk, she describes what motivated her to set up her design business in Shetland, and how working from this remote location has been the key to her success. Niela’s knitwear design business Nielanell was […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 09.45 - 17.30
Location | Pick up from Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick at 09.45
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Flock Book Society
Transport | Included

This is a rare opportunity to take a Flock Book Croft Tour and meet some of the people behind Shetland’s top quality flocks. Travel west to the Vementry Estate and visit a glorious, hidden part of Shetland. Here you will meet Hamish Hunter and his family, and see white and moorit (brown) sheep being gathered […]


Date | October 01, 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 | October 01, 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 | 10.00 - 19.00 (Daily)
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

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 | October 01, 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 | October 01, 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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | FREE
Time | 10.00 - 19.00
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | N/A

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 | October 01, 2019
Cost |
Time | 12.30 - 15.00
Location | Bigton Hall, Bigton
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

Drop in to the Bigton Hall near St Ninian’s Isle for a light lunch of soup, sandwiches and bannocks, tea or cakes. (GF and vegan available) Run by the Bigton Community Hall and will include a local knitwear display, past and present, fair isle and lace. Late opening on Thursday, only tea/coffee and cakes available […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 10.00 - 12.45
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | See description
Tutor | Jennifer Tait
Transport | See description

Get your creative juices flowing! Have a project in mind or just want to have fun; join tutor and local textile designer Jennifer Tait, for a morning where you can either focus your mind on an existing project or simply try something new and have fun playing around with colours, ideas and materials. Unlock your […]


Date | October 01, 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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 09.00 - 18.00
Location | Yell Craft Fair at North Ness Ulsta Public Hall, Yell
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Yell Crafts
Transport | Not included

Yell Craft Fair at Northness Ulsta Public Hall, after a very popular 1st year 3 day craft fair event was held in 2018, we hope to see you all again for this year’s two day event. Come along and view all the lovely stalls of local made crafts. Crafts will include local made Sheepskin rugs, […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 11.00 -16.00
Location | Walls Regatta Club, Walls
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

Come along and view the display of local knitwear and fleeces for sale. Soup, sandwiches, homebakes, teas and coffees available. A welcome awaits you at Walls Regatta Club. We will be blyde to see you. Walls is located on the west side of Shetland, about 7 miles from Sandness. For bus timetable – www.zettrans.org.uk/bus/BusTimetables.asp


Date | October 01, 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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £15.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | ShetlandOrganics CIC
Transport | N/A

During this workshop participants will be introduced to raw Shetland organic fleeces and the characteristics that determine their suitability for combing or carding. The course will also provide instruction on how to comb or card the raw fleece to make tops/rolags/slivers for spinning into yarns suitable for knitting and weaving. Materials: Fleece/combs/carders/spindles/spinning wheel will be […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £70.00
Time | 11.00 - 16.00
Location | Unst Heritage Centre, Haroldswick, Unst
Materials | Included (not lunch)
Tutor | Mary Robertson
Transport | See description

In this class you will explore colour blending in Fair Isle knitting using inspiration from Unst’s natural landscape. Participants will blend chosen colours to produce a pattern, first on graph paper and then as a knitted sample. You will take home a portfolio of colourway boards of ideas and a Fair Isle sample designed and […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 13.30 -16.30
Location | Jamieson and Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Elizabeth Johnston
Transport | N/A

Join Shetland Handspun’s Elizabeth Johnston and delve into the details and possibilities of Shetland Lace knitting using Jamieson & Smith wool, you will leave with the skills to plan your Shetland Inspired lace designs. Materials: Sample yarn provided, bring 3.00mm needles.  


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Margaret Peterson
Transport | N/A

The traditional way of Shetland preparation and spinning, using original methods. You will learn how to prepare raw and unwashed fleece, carding, spinning for lace, either single ply or plied. Fleeces and tops for spinning will be provided. Wheels will be made available, but please bring your own if preferred. Skills required: Must have a […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 18.30 - 21.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Wilma Malcolmson
Transport | See description

Learn the skills of subtle colour blending under the expert guidance of Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer. Draw on Wilma’s knowledge and experience to create your own timeless colour palette from the vast choice of colours which will be provided in this class. You will then use these colours to knit your own phone cover or […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 10.00 - 12.45
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | Included
Tutor | Cecil Tait
Transport | See description

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 […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Wilma Malcolmson
Transport | See description

Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer, leads this class in knitted finishing techniques. Discover the key to lift your work to a new level. Learn skills including, grafting (kitchener stitch), sewing seams, picking up stitches and mending dropped stitches. Wilma Malcolmson is Shetland Designer. She is one of Shetland’s most influential and innovative designers of Fair Isle. […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 11.00 - 11.45
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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Nan Smith
Transport | N/A

An introduction to understanding basic crochet stitches. Participants can choose what they would like to crochet: flowers such as a daisy, a rose, or a coaster and a granny square. Materials: Yarn will be supplied but please bring crochet hooks in 3.5mm and 4mm, scissors and sewing needle.


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 13.45 - 14.15
Location | Shetland College UHI, Gremista, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | N/A

A guided tour of Shetland College: University of the Highlands and Islands Textile Department and Textile Facilitation Unit. The tour will last approximately 30 minutes, and booking is required. Join a free tour to see our fantastic knitting, weaving, and silk screen printmaking workshops; meet students and staff and find out more about our courses […]


Date | October 01, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 16.00 daily
Location | Meadows Road, Houss, East Burra
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Wendy Inkster
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 | October 01, 2019
Cost | £12.00
Time | 10.00 - 11.30
Location | Shetland Textile Museum, Bod of Gremista, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Carol Christiansen
Transport | Not included

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 […]