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Wool week tickets on sale

Shetland Wool Week - Photo: Dave Wheeler

TICKETS for this year’s Shetland Wool Week go on sale from Monday and are available through the box office.

Now in its fourth year, the wool week is a celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, Shetland’s textile industries and rural farming communities.

The week-long event, held between 7 and 13 October, also includes the North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool Conference.

Guest patron of the 2013 event is Felicity Ford, who, in addition to her work with ‘Wovember’ is also an accomplished sound artist and textile designer.

She will be joined by Tom Van Deijnin, otherwise known as ‘Tom of Holland’ for selected events. 

Also on the bill is international designer and teacher, Di Gilpin, who has recently been awarded The Balvenie Master of Craft award for the Textiles Category for 2012.

Well-known local designers and knitters will also be providing a range of courses and events for aspiring Fair Isle and lace knitters, spinners, weavers and dyers. 

A full programme of events is available at www.shetlandwoolweek.com

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