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Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Morwenna Garrick Studio, Melby, Sandness
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Morwenna Garrick
Transport |

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 | July 04, 2019
Cost | £48
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 04, 2019
Cost | £10.00
Time | 14.00 - 15.30
Location | GlobalYell, 4 Sellafirth Business Park, Yell
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Andy Ross
Transport | See description

The history of weaving in Shetland is intriguing and interesting. Politics, business and economics jostle with criminals, tax payers, crofters and industrialists in this microcosm of a changing world. It has been this way for centuries and this conversational-style talk will take a look at how and why the isles continue to produce the cloth […]


Date | October 04, 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 | October 04, 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 04, 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 04, 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 04, 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 | October 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 18.30 - 21.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Bring 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 04, 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 04, 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 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
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 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Julia Billings
Transport | Not included

In this 3-hour class, learn the essential skills for putting together our hand-knitted garments, such as seaming (including easy shoulder seams using short-rows and three-needle cast-off), easing the various pieces to fit, grafting, weaving in ends, blocking, sewing on buttons and more. Homework: Please bring  4 x 15cm swatches (2 garter and 2 stocking stitch) […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | See description
Tutor | Janette Budge
Transport | See description

Make your own Fair Isle style pouch bag. An opportunity to practise blending colours, try a knitting belt and knit with 2 colours. You will learn the techniques of the traditional “star and tree” yoke pattern in circular knitting style. Giving you the skills needed for knitting a yoke jumper or cardigan. Join Shetland knitter […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Donna Smith
Transport | N/A

Learn to knit Fair Isle in the traditional way using two colours at one time by knitting a small sample in the round. We will discuss ways to improve your colour work skills (such as how to hold the yarn) and how to choose colour. Materials: Yarn will be provided but please bring a set […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Meret Buetzberger
Transport | N/A

Do you like to knit with colour but struggle with stranded work?  Do you love to learn new techniques and want to learn more about reversible knitting? ? In this class Meret will show you all about ribbing, increasingand decreasing in double knitting, giving you unlimited possibilities for your future double knit designs. The class […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Shetland Museum & Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Ria Burns
Transport | N/A

Learn the bundle dyeing technique to create a naturally unique and colourful Shetland wool sock blank. Using a selection of responsibly foraged leaves, flowers and dye plant extracts we will decorate the sock blank (a knitted length of fabric) which we will then roll and tie together before steaming to lock in the colour. Once […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £100.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Tina Vejlo Andersen
Transport | N/A

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 | October 04, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Jamieson & Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Alison Rendall
Transport | N/A

Join Alison Rendall, Shetlander and Fair Isle knitting enthusiast on this class which takes you through the technique of knitting a Fair Isle cuff for gloves or mittens. It can be added to any pattern and gives another layer of wool and interest around the wrists but still includes the stretchability of ribbing around the […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Jamieson & Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Mary Henderson
Transport | N/A

Join Mary Henderson, designer and Fair Isle enthusiast as she helps you choose colours for a set of wristwarmers using the same motifs but working with light and dark shades focusing on the values of the colours and how it changes the effect of the knitting. Materials: Yarns provided but bring 3mm and 3.25/3.5mm dpns […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | St Magnus Church Hall, Greenfield Place, Lerwick, ZE1 0AQ
Materials | Included
Tutor | Diana Winfield
Transport | N/A

Needle felt a Shetland Pony on a pre-felted Fair Fsle background. Hang on a wood dowel (provided). This class is best suited to those who have done a small amount of needle felting before they arrive, or the earlier class in wool week on needle felting an orca. All equipment provided. Light refreshments. Wheelchair accessible. […]


Date | October 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | £35.00
Time | 18.00 - 21.15
Location | Bigton Community Hall, Bigton
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Bigton Hall
Transport | No

Additional tickets for this event will go on sale on Tuesday 16 July at 14.00 BST. Enjoy a hearty two-course meal with a choice of local beef or lamb from Bigton Farm (of BBCs ‘This Farming Life’ fame), and desserts. The bar will be open for refreshments (not included in price). The meal will be […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £42.00
Time | 17.20 - 22.00
Location | Pick up from Islesburgh Community Centre Car Park at 17.20
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Bigton Hall
Transport | Yes

Enjoy a hearty two-course meal with a choice of local beef or lamb from Bigton Farm (of BBCs ‘This Farming Life’ fame), and desserts. The bar will be open for refreshments (not included in price). The meal will be followed by the Jenny Gilbertson film ‘A Crofter’s Life in Shetland’ (1931) and a Q&A after […]


Date | October 04, 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 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | £3.00
Time | 13.15 - 13.45
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Esther Rutter
Transport | N/A

Author Esther Rutter spent a year knitting her way from Shetland to the Channel Islands, exploring Britain’s long-held fascination with all things woolly through the recreation of 12 historic garments. In this special illustrated talk, you are invited to join her on her journey and celebrate the launch of the resulting book, This Golden Fleece, […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £220.00
Time | 08.15 - 16.30
Location | Fair Isle (pick up and drop off at Viking Bus Station, Lerwick)
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Mati Ventrillon
Transport | Included

A unique experience to immerse yourself into Fair Isle’s history and culture. Learn about Fair Isle patterns and colours directly from the knitters, discover Fair Isle’s amazing history on a guided tour of its museum, hear stories about the South Lighthouse from one of the keepers while admiring the view from the top of its […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £47.00
Time | 10.45 - 15.00
Location | Bressay Ferry Terminal, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
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 | October 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | FREE
Time | 14.00 - 15.00
Location | Jamieson and 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 04, 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 | See description

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 04, 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

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 04, 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 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | Free
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 04, 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 04, 2019
Cost | £12.00
Time | 12.30 - 19.00
Location | Symbister Hall, Whalsay
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Whalsay Wool Week Group
Transport | See description

Why don’t you take some time out of your busy Wool Week schedule to come and visit our “Bonnie Isle”. Going by our visitors comments from previous years, you won’t regret it. Symbister Hall is only a short walk up from the ferry terminal and will be open for visitors between the hours of 12.30 […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £5.00
Time | 11.00 - 12.00 or 14.30 - 15.30
Location | Jamieson's of Shetland, Sandness
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Jamieson's
Transport | Not 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. Please note – no transport provided with this tour.


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Mary Fraser
Transport | N/A

Learn to make a book to map and record your knitting projects with plenty of pages for swatches, colour samples, photographs and source materials using a variety of blank and graph papers and card bound in a ready prepared Fair Isle knitted cover with an integral back pocket. A book to use and enjoy – […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 14.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Terri Malcolmson
Transport | N/A

A three hour class discussing how careful planning of colour and motifs can be used to alter the look of your knitting to make designs glow, stand out, fade, stripe or blend. We will discuss how to arrange colour to create your desired effect and Terri will share how she swatches to check how the […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £120.00
Time | 09.30 - 16.30
Location | Lerwick Methodist Church Hall
Materials | Bring needles
Tutor | Helen Robertson
Transport | N/A

Fiss Knitting is an exciting new technique which Helen conceived and has developed to allow three colours to appear in a row while only knitting with 1 or 2 strands at a time. It is Fair Isle Plus! Learn how to Fiss Knit, explore colour selection for Fiss Knitting and learn how to read Fiss […]


Date | October 03, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | Bring needles
Tutor | Nan Smith
Transport | N/A

Knit a Fair Isle sampler in the round using charts for a variety of patterns used in Shetland knitwear. A good class for those wishing instruction in basic stranded two-colour knitting the Shetland way (in the round) or experimenting with classic Fair Isle patterns and colours. The sampler can be used as a reference device […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 18.30 - 21.30
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Anne Eunson
Transport | N/A

Join Anne and learn, or expand your knowledge of lace knitting. There will be a selection of lace patterns to suit different levels of knitters – choose one to suit your own knitting ability. In the time allocated you should be able to complete a small Wall Hanging but if you prefer to carry on knitting […]


Date | September 04, 2019
Cost | £20.00
Time | 18.00 - 19.00
Location | Mareel, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Shetland Arts
Transport | N/A

Evocative of a night round the peat fire, experience a true Shetland welcome with a medley of music, dialect and food. Let us introduce you to a traditional celebration, as seen in homes and village halls all over the isles, with a combination of homemade soup, bannocks and foot tapping traditional music. Like Shetland’s knitwear, […]


Date | October 04, 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 | October 04, 2019
Cost | £45.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Market House, Market Street, Lerwick (Voluntary Action Shetland)
Materials | See description
Tutor | Deborah Gray
Transport | Not included

No more single or unmatching socks! No more second-sock syndrome! Knit both socks at the same time, on one long circular needle. Knit them toe-up for perfect fit and matching. Socks as long as you like, or as long as your yarn (or patience) lasts. It really seems quicker, and you’ll probably never knit socks […]


Date | October 04, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 10.00 - 16.00
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 20 years ago using a recycled Fair Isle jumper.