Sunday, 27 April 2014

Shetland Wool Week 2014

Looking forward to Shetland Wool Week!
Shetland Wool Week, which will take place in October, is in now in its fifth year and is a series of events to celebrate Shetland Sheep, Shetland's crofting traditions and it's textile industry.  The programme for 2014 has been released and tickets for the workshops will go on sale on Monday 28th April (tomorrow) and it looks really exciting!.  There will be a large range of workshops in a variety of woolly subjects, Fair Isle knitting, steeking, spinning, dying, lace knitting are only some of the topics that will be covered.   Lots of other exciting things will be happening that week throughout Shetland, several businesses have opened up their doors for textile tours, and the Wool Week Hub in the Lerwick Museum will be an excellent place to meet other textile lovers and to see demonstrations. You can see the full program on the Shetland Wool Website.

I hope to be able to attend more this time, other commitments last year meant I only managed to do two workshops, both in Jamieson and Smith's shop.  The first was taken by Shetland's own Hazel Tindall (the Worlds's Fastest Knitter and this years wool week patron).  I forgot to take any photo- taking devices to this workshop.  The other was a Master Darning workshop by Tom de Deijnen (also known as Tom Of Holland and is author of the Visible Mending Programme).  You can see him in full flow teaching mode in the second photo.

I thoroughly enjoyed both workshops and learned a lot while meeting lots of lovely people and just enjoyed being in such an exciting place watching people coming and going and buying their wool.

I attended to the Makers Market in the Town Hall on the Saturday, where I had a table selling some of my felt things and again had the chance to talk to lots of lovely people and eye up the knitwear going past.


I certainly hope to attend more this year and if you are in Shetland and you have any interest in textiles at all I urge you to have a look through the programme.  The tickets for the workshops go on sale at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, but be quick, they are usually very popular and sell out fast!



  1. Website wonderful I wish I could be like my website this site , My talking about things that are also important , such as your website,
    The first part is talking about my website is the sale of
    chef knives
    and the most important brands offered for sale such as
    global knife set review

    global knives reviews

    zwilling ja henckels knives reviews

    henckels knives reviews

    victorinox chef knives reviews

    victorinox kitchen knives reviews

    chef knives reviews

    The second is talking about the website, the problems of water leaks and how its solutions and areas that are out of our branches is
    افضل شركة
    كشف تسربات المياه

    كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض

    كشف تسربات المياه بجدة

    كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

    كشف تسربات المياه بدون تكسير

    كشف تسربات المياه بالمدينة المنورة


  2. شركة نظافة بالمدينة المنورة

    اقوي عروض الاسعار و اسعار خاصة جداااا لكم بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة فرسان الخليج شركة نظافة بالمدينة المنورة
    تقدم جميع خدمات التنظيف بأعلي جودة و اقل وق و افضل سعر
    مع اسعار شركة فرسان الخليج المفاجأة في تحطيم الاسعار
    نقدم خدمة
    تنظيف منازل , تنظيف فلل بالمدينة المنورة , تنظيف مجالس
    غسيل كنب , تنظيف مفروشات بالمدينة المنورة
    جميع خدماتنا تقدم باحدث تقنيات التنظيف علي ايدي فريق عمل
    مدرب ذو خبرة في جميع خدمات التنظيف

    شركة تنظيف فلل بالمدينة المنورة

    اتصلوا بنا

  3. To buy trustworthy and true LinkedIn Connections, Followers and Endorsements, you can call us. This can help you to strengthen your professional identity on the internet. buying linkedin connections

  4. Nothing at all is 100 % free these days, but ensure that you Buy facebook reviews only from genuine sources for productive reputation on-line. facebook reviews

  5. No more waiting to get widely known at present. Buy Facebook Followers as a method to gain popularity and recognition online in a short span. buy cheap facebook followers

  6. Are you searching for real YouTube subscribers? Put aside your worries, we will adequately lead you to buy YouTube subscribers. buy youtube views cheap

  7. Are you currently anxious about being deceived when getting Android App Store reviews/ratings? It’s factual that lots of people are offering rebates for clients only to rate apps. buy android reviews ratings

  8. This solution is the best tool that you can opt for increasing net web traffic on your page as all the individuals will certainly be able to view the products and services that you are offering. usa facebook likes

  9. Adopt most recent web marketing method. Buy YouTube subscribers and Contend your competition. buy real youtube views

  10. Celebrities prefer to purchase twitter followers as a strategy to increase status in a small span. buy permanent twitter followers

  11. Are you currently searching for ways to get worldwide popularity instantly? You simply require to Buy Facebook Followers to become well-known online. buy facebook follower

  12. The investors will judge the credibility of business based upon the quality of the white documents, thus it is substantial to work with an expert ICO White Paper Writer to do the task. ico whitepaper service

  13. we are give permanent facebook follower you can easily buy here buy followers for facebook

  14. Stay up the good work! You know, many people are looking round for this info, you could aid them greatly. 메이저사이트

  15. back every day. It’s great to have a place like this. I’ll come often. Great work!

  16. Thanks on your marveous posting! dependably manufacture astonishing entities
    Please always write good comments 바카라

  17. I have been reading your blog posts for month and its been the greatest thing I am doing in past few months. keep up the good work for sharing the information. 토토

  18. Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!


  19. I am so grateful for your post. Much thanks again. Really Great.


  20. “He likes to take a traditional and risk-averse approach to things over a creative one.”


  21. “You are too afraid of taking risks on a creative solution.”