Annual Shetland Wool Week 2018 membership is now live!
This year we are introducing a few changes to our membership with the focus on benefits to you, as well as supporting the future of Shetland Wool Week.
Shetland Wool Week depends on its many supporters in everything it does. Your generosity is important to us and provides us with the life blood to continue delivering a varied and inspiring event, as well as helping to preserve Shetland’s textile heritage and its rural farming community for future generations to enjoy.
We are offering two types of annual Shetland Wool Week Membership:
The brooch and project bag are exclusive to Shetland Wool Week members and cannot be bought elsewhere. The Shetland Soap Co Wool Wash is only available in this 60ml size to SWW members.
**Please note, all gift items will not be available until Shetland Wool Week starts on 22 September. There is the option to either collect them in person from The Shetland Wool Week Hub, or pay for post & package. If your online order contains other SWW merchandise which requires shipping your entire order will not be processed until the Premium Membership gift items are available.
**If you urgently require your other items, please place a separate order**
We’ve put together some answers to a few anticipated questions. Please take a moment to read the following information through:
Is this a rolling membership subscription?
No, this is an annual membership, so if you were previously a Shetland Wool Week member, you will need to sign up again for 2018.
Will there be SWW merchandise this year? Yes, we are planning a range of SWW merchandise, which will be available from the start of Shetland Wool Week. The items will be completely different from those offered as part of the SWW Premium Membership.
Do I need to be a member of SWW to attend the festival?
No, you do not need to be a member. Anyone can attend and buy tickets to Shetland Wool Week events.
Tickets will go on sale to everyone at the same time regardless of whether you are a member or not. However, members will receive advance notice of the programme which will give them the opportunity to schedule which classes they would like to attend in advance. Tickets do tend to sell very quickly so it is definitely an advantage to prepare a wish-list of classes before the box office goes live.
When will tickets go on sale?
The Shetland Wool Week Box office will go live on Saturday 19 May in the morning.
Further details will be released in April.
Last year tickets to the Opening Ceremony were included in the membership. Is this still the case? No, this year we will not be holding an official Opening Ceremony. Rather, we will host an informal ‘SWW Welcome’ on Sunday 23rd September at the New Anderson High School, Lerwick in the evening. This will be a non-seated event where we will run through the week ahead and discuss any particular highlights. It will be a chance to mingle, enjoy a glass of wine and socialise with all your fellow Wool Weekers. This event will form part of the SWW programme and tickets will be available to buy online.