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Shetland Wool Week

THE THIRD Shetland Wool Week gets under way on Monday with a wide range of events and activities throughout the isles.

Internationally renowned designer Kate Davies has agreed to be the patron of the event that celebrates Shetland wool and textiles.

Davies will attend the event and run a workshop on how to make knitting a career by selling designs and patterns. This follows a session by one of the UK’s most respected technical editors, Jen Arnall-Culliford, who will lead a tutorial on writing and editing patterns.

A number of local craft makers will be holding open studios during the week. There will be demonstrations of spinning, weaving and knitting, plus finished works on display, at a number of places including Shetland Museum and Archives, Bonhoga Gallery, North Rock Gallery, Vaila Fine Art and Shetland College.

Jamieson and Smith (Shetland Wool Brokers) Ltd will open their wool store and shop on Lerwick’s old North Road for a variety of tours and teaching sessions with wool, felt and needlework. 

There are still a number of events which have spaces available, and many are free and open to drop in. 

A comprehensive programme can be downloaded here.