Photo: Dave Wheeler
It is a festival that celebrates Shetland wool, it's sheep, and knitting traditions and it is a huge honour to be involved in such an important event. During the week, there will be workshops on various wool related topics, designers will open their studios to the public for example and it is great chance to meet up with other like minded folk.
I follow in the footsteps of Hazel Tindall who was the patron in 2014 and who I am pictured below with (Hazel is an amazing knitter and a lovely person so they will be very hard footsteps to follow).
Photo: Selina-May Miller
Any of you that follow me on the blog or on other social media sites will notice that hand knitting has very much featured in my more recent work. I am planning to blog more about woolly things throughout the year, mainly knitting and other things to do with Shetland wool (starting again in the New Year). If you want to keep updated with posts you can click on the "follow by email" widget at the right hand side to get them sent to your inbox, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
You can find out more about Shetland Wool Week on their website here.
Its going to be a exciting year!