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Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.30
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives Car Park
Materials |
Tutor |
Transport | Included

Tickets for this event will be available to buy on Tuesday 16 July from 14.00 BST. Join experts from Shetland Amenity Trust, the organisation that cares for Shetland’s Natural and Cultural Heritage, who run the Shetland Museum and Archives, and the organisers of Shetland Wool Week. Our team will take you on a unique tour […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Tania Ashton Jones
Transport | N/A

This is an additional class. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 16 July at 14.00 BST. 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 […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Morwenna Garrick Studio, Melby, Sandness
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Morwenna Garrick
Transport | N/A

Head out to Sandness on the west side of Shetland to visit Morwenna in her little weave studio. You will find a colourful and contemporary range of scarves, 100% Shetland Wool blankets, cushions and more, which will be available to purchase.


Date | October 02, 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 02, 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 02, 2019
Cost | £33.00
Time | 18.00 - 21.00
Location | Staney Hill Hall, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Hazel Tindall and Janette Budge
Transport | N/A

Enjoy a two course buffet of local flavours plus tea and coffee, followed by a fun Shetland Woolly quiz night. Question rounds on all things related to yarn, wool, stitch, knitting and Shetland to challenge your mind. Teams of up to 5 people, don’t worry if you don’t have a team you can join a […]


Date | October 02, 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 02, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 13.45 - 14.15
Location | Shetland College UHI, Gremista, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

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 02, 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 | October 02, 2019
Cost | £48.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives Car Park, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Go Shetland Tours
Transport | Included

This tour accompanied by a local guide will include a short visit to Bonhoga Gallery – a converted grain mill dating from 1855. Now operated by Shetland Arts, it hosts a programme of exhibitions featuring local, national and international contemporary visual arts and crafts. There is a small shop with an opportunity to purchase unusual […]


Date | October 02, 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 | October 02, 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 02, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Margaret Peterson
Transport | Not included

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 02, 2019
Cost | £49.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Market House (Voluntary Action Shetland), Market St, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Deborah Gray
Transport | Not included

Deborah has developed this new class especially for SWW19! Three techniques to bring mystery and intrigue to your knits. Incorporate hidden motifs or messages that only you will know about. This class introduces some fun new twists on a traditional Shetland motif and includes how to work a knotted steek. Materials: 3 full balls of […]


Date | October 02, 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 | 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 02, 2019
Cost | £85.00
Time | 0930 - 1230 or 1400 - 1700
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 | October 02, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 14.00 - 16.45
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | Included
Tutor | Cecil Tait
Transport | See description

Tickets for this additional class will be on sale Tuesday 16 July, 14.00 BST. 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 […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 10.00 - 12.45
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | Included
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 02, 2019
Cost | £20.00
Time | 14.00 - 16.30
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Suze Walker
Transport | N/A

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 | October 02, 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 | October 02, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Donna Smith
Transport | Not included

Take the fear out of knitting steeks and cutting your knitting! During the class Donna will discuss various ways of knitting steeks and finishing work once it has been cut. You will knit a small piece of Fair Isle with a steek and then cut it at the end. You will also pick up stitches […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Felicity Ford
Transport | Not included

Learn how to swatch for, and design, a commemorative blanket square. This class is based on a celebratory blanket pattern conceived by Kate Davies and uses the KNITSONIK system to explore creative processes of commemoration. Materials: Bring your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Jamieson and Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Ria Burns
Transport | Not included

Join Ria Burns on this introduction to the techniques of natural dyeing with wool, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing with responsibly foraged plants and food waste. We will work with the undyed shades of J&S Shetland Heritage Naturals to create a range of hues. Materials: All yarn and dye materials […]


Date | October 02, 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 you will learn the story of the Swedish Bohus Stickning. We will begin the technique with 2 colours in 1 row and in the meantime purl on the right side and knit on the wrong side of the knit work. Knitting back and forth will be practised with these skills. We will […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Rachel Hunter
Transport | Not included

In this class you will learn to knit a teddy bear’s yoked cardigan in the traditional Shetland way – in one day! Join Rachel Hunter to learn all about the construction of traditional Shetland yoked garments. You will also be introduced to some key skills using Fair Isle knitting, seeking (cutting your knitting), button holes, […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Mary Fraser
Transport | Not included

Join Mary Fraser in this class where she will guide you through how to make a small medieval bound notebook with a partly exposed spine. By the end of the class you will have made your own book and have the skills and knowledge to make many more. All materials included.


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £35.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | St Magnus Church Hall, Greenfield Place, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Diana Winfield
Transport | Not included

Embroider a sheep using Jamieson’s of Shetland wool on a pre-felted wool base. Edge your brooch with crystal beads. All equipment provided. Light refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. The venue is approximately 5 minutes walk from the main shopping street in Lerwick. Sea Star Crafts, Shetland.


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £120.00
Time | 09.30 - 16.30
Location | 25 Ronald Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0BQ
Materials | Included
Tutor | Helen Robertson
Transport | Not included

This class is being offered for the first time at Shetland Wool Week to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Shetland silver lace bracelets have been exclusively designed and made by Helen in the past. Now it’s time for Helen to share my secrets and patterns with you. You will choose from silver or gold plated wire […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £6.00
Time | 19.30 - 21.00
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Barbara Smith
Transport | N/A

Barbara Smith is the Publications Curator of the U.K. Knitting & Crochet Guild, founded in 1978. She works with the Guild’s huge collection, which includes publications, knitted and crocheted items, tools and gadgets. Barbara will talk about the Guild and its activities, and will present some of her favourite artefacts from the collection, with their […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | FREE
Time | 14.00 - 15.00
Location | Jamieson & Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

Join this year’s SWW patron Oliver Henry as he shows you behind the green Woolstore doors of Jamieson & Smith. A wool man for over 50 years this tour offers an interesting insight for all wool lovers and producers alike and has become a Wool Week must do! Please note it can be cold so […]


Date | October 02, 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 | N/A

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 02, 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 02, 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 | October 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 2019
Cost | £4 - £8
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 02, 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 02, 2019
Cost | Free (donations of homebakes)
Time | 18.30 - 20.30
Location | Anderson High School, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | N/A

The Anderson High School Maakin and Yakkin Group welcome you to a “Tak your sock” night which translates to mean “Bring your Knitting”. This event gives you the chance to join local knitters, including some of Shetland’s young knitters, for two hours of knitting in the new Anderson High School. This is an informal evening […]


Date | October 02, 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 02, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 09.30 - 13.30
Location | Vaila Fine Art, Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Sheila Fowlie
Transport | N/A

This introductory course will show you how easy it is to knit your own mini Shetland Hap on two needles from Sheila’s own pattern and how to scale it up to a full sized version, Materials: Yarn will be provided but please bring your own size 4mm needles. Circular needles can be used if you […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.30
Location | Lodberrie Traders, 43 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Kathy Coull
Transport | N/A

Learn with reference to Carol Christiansen’s book ‘Taatit Rugs, the Pile Bedcovers of Shetland’, and try out the processes involved to create your own mini-rug out of Shetland yarns. Materials provided. Please note the premises are opposite Bain’s Beach and have a high step and narrow entrance so unsuitable for wheelchair access.


Date | October 02, 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 | October 02, 2019
Cost | £12.00
Time | 10.00 - 11.30
Location | Shetland Textile Museum, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | See description

Come “out of hours” and experience the Shetland Textile Museum in a way not normally available to the general public. Touch the various items in our Handling Collection, handle a few items from our main Collection (gloves provided), enjoy Cream Teas and browse our exhibitions and shop. Transport information: There is no public transport directly […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £110.00
Time | 09.45 - 16.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Elizabeth Johnston
Transport | See description

Join Elizabeth of Shetland Handspun, and discover how to get tones of natural and dyed colour that blend into Fair Isle patterns (or any garment). Mix colours for a consistent shade, as Shetland knitter in the past wanted, or a variegated yarn, as many of us like to use today. With natural and dyed fleece […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Jamieson & Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | Bring needles
Tutor | Mary Henderson
Transport | N/A

Join Mary Henderson, designer and Fair Isle knitting enthusiast as she teaches colourwork and steeking (cutting your knitting!) with J&S yarns. Materials: Wool provided but knitters are asked to bring 3.00mm and 3.25/3.5mm DPNs or circular needles long enough for magic loop.


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring own needles
Tutor | Nan Smith
Transport | Not included

In this class you will knit a lace sampler. You’ll have the chance to try various Shetland lace patterns, such as old shell, new shell, cockleshell, horseshoe, ring, fir cone, leaf, bead etc as well as garter stitch, stocking stitch and moss stitch. Broaden your knowledge of the Shetland knitting dialect too as Nan will […]


Date | October 02, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 17.00 (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.