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Date | October 05, 2019
Cost |
Time | 12.00 - 16.00
Location | Bressay School, Bressay
Materials |
Tutor |
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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 | October 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 | October 05, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 10.30 - 13.00
Location | Shetland Rural Centre, Staney Hill, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Clair Aldington and Amy Colvin
Transport | See description

Come along and hand felt your own Shetland Trow inspired by traditional folklore tales, using a mixture of felting techniques, stitching and embellishing. Let your imagination run wild whilst learning about the secretive life of Trows and their Knowes! Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Skills required: All abilities welcome. No prior knowledge required. Transport: The […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £90.00
Time | 10.00 - 18.00 (including a long lunch break at the Makers' Market)
Location | Shetland Museum and Archives Boardroom, Hay's Dock, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Astrid Johnston and Gail Turpin
Transport | N/A

In this practical workshop for creatives in business, we will discover that branding is about much more than just a logo: it is an essential part of the way you run your business, in turn driving your marketing and sales.  Through group and individual sessions, led by Gail and Astrid of Gail Turpin Design, you’ll […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £56.00
Time | 09.30 - 12.30
Location | Jamieson and Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Felicity Ford
Transport | N/A

Join Felicity Ford in this Hat-swatching class exclusive to Jamieson & Smith for Shetland Wool Week. A forthcoming KNITSONIK hat pattern features small, organic shapes, and is specifically designed to be adapted to reflect a wide variety of inspiration sources. Choose yarns from a carefully curated Shetland palette, and swatch the motif to design your […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Meret Buetzberger
Transport | Not included

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 05, 2019
Cost | £15.00 (without transport)
Time | 19.00 - 23.30
Location | Tingwall Community Hall, Gott, Tingwall
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Flock Book Society
Transport | No

Round off your Wool Week and enjoy a social evening with traditional Shetland fiddle music, Shetland dancing and a light supper. Meet islanders and crofters and learn about the raw material that brings us all together. See the trophies being awarded to this year’s prize winners following the annual Flock Book show and Shetland fine […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 09.00 - 13.00; 13.00 -16.15
Location | Bressay Ferry Terminal, Bressay
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Chris Dyer
Transport | Included

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


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £20.00 (with transport)
Time | 19.00 - 23.30
Location | Pick up from Islesburgh Community Centre Car Park at 19.00
Materials | N/A
Tutor | Flock Book Society
Transport | Included

Round off your Wool Week and enjoy a social evening with traditional Shetland fiddle music, Shetland dancing and a light supper. Meet islanders and crofters and learn about the raw material that brings us all together. See the trophies being awarded to this year’s prize winners following the annual Flock Book show and Shetland fine […]


Date | October 05, 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 05, 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 |

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 05, 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 05, 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 |

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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 11.00 - 16.00
Location | Anderson High School, North Loch Drive, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | N/A

Come along during the Shetland Wool Week 2019 Makers’ Market to meet ShetlandPeerieMakkers – the next generation of Shetland hand-knitters. This drop-in event will give you the chance to meet, chat with and create alongside the future knitters of the Shetland Isles. The Brough Lodge Trust’s ShetlandPeerieMakkers project aims to freely enable primary school aged […]


Date | October 05, 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 05, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 10.00 - 13.00
Location | Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
Materials | See description
Tutor | Linda Shearer
Transport | N/A

In this class we will look at the two traditional lace designs ‘Auld Shell’ and ‘New Shell’ and begin either a scarf or cowl using Shetland lace yarn. There will be a choice of yarn shades, giving you the opportunity to play with different colours in your project. Materials: please bring two knitting needles size […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £50.00
Time | 09.45 - 13.15
Location | Hoswick Visitor Centre, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | Bring own camera
Tutor | Austin Taylor
Transport | Not included

We often struggle in producing satisfactory images for use in Social Media. As so many of us are now also selling online, good product photography is essential. Austin is a professional photographer who runs regular workshops for inexperienced and experienced photographers alike. Join him to discover how to show off your woolly wonders in the […]


Date | October 05, 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 05, 2019
Cost | £40.00
Time | 14.00 - 16.30
Location | Shetland Rural Centre, Staney Hill, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Amy Colvin, Clair Aldington
Transport | Not included

Come along and hand felt a Shetland Postcard using your favourite Shetland scene as inspiration. We will be using needle felting techniques with natural Shetland wool and vibrant merinos You can even write your own message in yarn on the back of your postcard. Take along a sketch or image of your scene to work […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | £56.00
Time | 13.30 - 16.30
Location | Jamieson & Smith, 90 North Road, Lerwick
Materials | Included
Tutor | Felicity Ford
Transport | Not included

Join Felicity Ford in this Mitts-a-long class exclusive to Jamieson & Smith for Shetland Wool Week. Using the KNITSONIK system you will design a pair of mitts using J&S yarns, a curated palette and a Shetland inspiration chosen by Felicity. Materials: The price of this class includes 8 full balls of 2ply Jumper Weight to […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 09.00 - 17.30
Location | Nielanell Studio, Hoswick, Sandwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not included

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


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | Free
Time | 11.00 - 16.00
Location | Anderson High School, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | No included

A great chance to meet local makers (and some visiting ones too) and purchase beautiful Shetland wool pieces, many not available in shops! Please note that the Anderson High School is a short walk from the Clickimin Leisure Centre, where there is additional parking. The Anderson High School will be selling coffee, cake, soup and […]


Date | October 05, 2019
Cost | Free (No booking required)
Time | 10.00 - 17.00
Location | Ninian, 80 Commercial Street, Lerwick
Materials | N/A
Tutor | N/A
Transport | Not available

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