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Get Makkin' Fair Isle


During this class participants will learn how to knit in the round, using 3 double pointed needles and a knitting belt.  Choose from a range of pure Shetland wool colours and patterns, and create a hand knitted cushion, headband or iPad cover of your own design.  

Saturday 28th September, 0900-1400. Ticket price: £55.00

Tour Around a Bressay Island Croft with Chris Dyer (Lunch Included)

A truly unique opportunity to join local crofter Chris Dyer (featured in Kate Davies blogs) on an exclusive walk through the agricultural year in Shetland, looking at the variety of native Shetland sheep and fleeces. Chris's croft is mixed with pigs, turkeys, hens, fruit, vegetables, trees and drystone dykes alongside his beautifully coloured sheep so there is plenty to see. These morning and early afternoon tours are inclusive of a light lunch.
Ticket price includes ferry and transport across Bressay.

Monday 30th Sept, Tuesday 1st Oct, Wednesday 2nd Oct, Thursday 3rd Oct or Friday 4th Oct , 0900-1300 or 1300-1630. Saturday 28th Sept and Saturday 5th Oct, 0900-1300 or 1300-1615. Sunday 29th Sept and Sunday 6th Oct, 0900-1230 or 1230-1615. Ticket price: £50.00.

Drop Spindling for Beginners with Deborah Gray (Venue: J&S)


Deborah Gray travels the world teaching spinning and working with fleece. Join her as she teaches you how to use a drop spindle so you can spin your own yarn anywhere using J&S combed tops. Spindles provided with the option to buy after the class from Deborah.

Saturday 28th September, 0930 - 1230 or Thursday 3rd October, 1330 - 1630. ​Ticket price: £40.00.
 

Weaving for Beginners - Shetland Tweed


Join us for a workshop to learn how to weave on pre-warped looms, using some of the beautiful, traditional patterns from Shetland's tweed history. All materials supplied and lunch.

​Saturday 28th September or Sunday 29th September 0945 - 1600. Ticket price: £65.00.

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting with Donna Smith (Venue: Shetland Museum)


Learn to knit Fair Isle in the traditional way using two colours at one time by knitting a small sample in the round. We will discuss ways to improve your colour work skills (such as how to hold the yarn) and how to choose colour. See website for materials.

Saturday 28th September, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £55.00.

Spindle Spinning and the Muckle Wheel


Use a variety of drop spindles using Shetland wool to create yarn. Try out the Muckle, Great or Walking Wheel. Materials and use of equipment provided. Please note the premises are opposite Bain's Beach and have a high step and narrow entrance so unsuitable for wheelchair access.

Saturday 28th September or Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300, or Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket Price: £45.00.

The Gunnister Man's Gravit


Visit the site of the Gunnister Man's grave, dating from around 1700 and hear the story of his discovery.  Then begin to knit The Gunnister Man's Gravit (scarf), a design inspired by the motif on his socks and the layers of peat he was found under.

Saturday 28th September, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £120.00.

Felted Miniature Sheep


Create your own miniature Shetland Sheep. Starting with a wire frame, you will build up your sheep with yarn wrapping and needle felting using Shetland wool. Using the unique venue of the Shetland Rural Centre (Livestock market) you will have the opportunity to get up close to study and sketch native Shetland sheep breeds. All materials, tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Saturday 28th September, 1030 - 1300. Ticket price: £40.00.

Hoop as a Loom


You will learn how to make you circular loom from an embroidery hoop, how to warp up as well as a number of unusual and traditional weaving/tapestry techniques to create unique circular woven designs, which can be displayed in your home on a wall or as coasters and table mats.

Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th, Monday 30th September, Thursday 3rd or Sunday 6th October, 1100 - 1400. Ticket price: £65.00.

Beginners' Fair Isle with Janette Budge


This is a three-hour class for those new to Fair Isle or stranded knitting. We will cover ways to attach new colours, how to carry your yarn at the back (floats), achieve an even tension and tips on colour choice and patterns.  Knitting with two colours in the round is optional. The class is open to all ages. 

Saturday 28th September or Thursday 3rd October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Introduction to Cockleshell Lace with Rachel Hunter


This class will introduce you to the Cockleshell lace pattern: a very well-known and recognisable pattern in the Shetland lace tradition. You will learn how to knit a basic stitch – and not so basic Cockleshell motif and be provided with pattern notes so you can complete a scarf. You will also be shown how to ‘dress’ or block your scarf and you will investigate colour combinations.

​Saturday 28th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Introduction to Traditional Fair Isle Tams/Berets with Linda Shearer (2-part workshop)


This is a two-part workshop over Saturday and Sunday afternoons where you will learn the basics of knitting a traditional Fair Isle tam/beret.  Part one will get you started on the body of the hat, and in part two we will concentrate on the crown and finishing off.  A selection of Shetland yarn will be available. 

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September, 1400 - 1700​. Ticket price: £110.00.

Plying Techniques with Asita Krebs


Many plying techniques are possible on a drop spindle but what does that mean for your knitting?  We will learn how plyed yarns can be built up (cording) and what these yarns are best used for. We will get to know three different types of plying techniques, which  also have their own uses. Please bring your own drop spindle.

Saturday 28th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Sheep Inspired Brooches


Using a variety of felting techniques create a 2D or 3D brooch inspired by Shetland sheep and wool. You will have the opportunity to get up close to study and sketch native Shetland sheep breeds. Shetland sheep sales will be taking place in the venue during the day and there is a cafe on site. All materials, tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Saturday 28th September, 1400 - 1630. Ticket price: £40.00.
 

Tour Around a Bressay Island Croft with Chris Dyer (Late afternoon tour excluding lunch)


A truly unique opportunity to join local crofter Chris Dyer (featured in Kate Davies blogs) on an exclusive walk through the agricultural year in Shetland, looking at the variety of native Shetland sheep and fleeces. Chris's croft is mixed with pigs, turkeys, hens, fruit, vegetables, trees and drystone dykes alongside his beautifully coloured sheep so there is plenty to see. 
Ticket price includes ferry and transport across Bressay.

Daily from Saturday 28th September - Sunday 6th October , 1630-1900. Ticket price: £40.00.

Flock Book Croft Tour: Gremista and Lunna Farms


Join a member of the Flock Book Society on this half day croft tour. Begin with a short visit to Gremista Farm, Lerwick and hear from crofter Eric Graham and see his top quality white flock sheep being gathered by border collie dogs. From here, head north east to the stunning location of Lunna in Vidlin and see a traditionally run family farm with Flock Book Rams, a beef herd, goats and poultry. Lunch is included at the Vidlin Hall where there will also be a display of Shetland fine wool competition prizewinning fleeces and local arts and crafts to buy (cash only). Wear clothing suitable for the outdoors.

Sunday 29th September, 0815 - 1300. Ticket price: £34.00.

A Shetland Photography Safari with Austin Taylor


Take a ‘Safari’ with Austin to some of his favourite locations to learn how to use the landscape as inspiration for showing off and contextualising your work, both with and without being worn. The colours of Shetland’s landscape naturally complement woolly creations and her beaches and buildings can be an ideal backdrop for close-up detail or model photoshoots. See website entry for what to bring.

Sunday 29th September or Sunday 6th October, 0900 - 1700. Ticket price: £100.00.

Contemporary Fair Isle Textiles Printing Workshop


This dynamic textiles printing workshop takes place in a 125 year old kirk. Design and handprint your very own contemporary Fair Isle repeating pattern. Led by Royal College of Art master printmakers who will teach you how to screenprint beautiful ombre fades on textiles using their range of special 'Shetland' pigments. Then print your unique design on quality textiles to take home!

Sunday 29th September, Wednesday 2nd or Sunday 6th October, 0930 - 1230 or 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £85.00. 

Heavenly Handpainting on Sock Blanks with Niela Kalra


Let your imagination go wild - design and paint your own blank, which has been pre-knitted locally using beautiful Shetland yarn, with Nielanell, textile designer. Once dyed, re-ball your masterpiece and knit into matching socks, mittens or that special lace shawl. Become a yarn designer for (half) a day! Materials included.

Sunday 29th September, 0945 - 1245 or 1330 - 1630​ Ticket price: £60.00.

Warp Weighted Loom Weaving with Elizabeth Johnston


A unique opportunity to weave on a loom which was in common use in Shetland for thousands of years. Learn the weaving process on this ancient, but simple and versatile loom. Students will make a warp, tie it on the loom and weave a piece of cloth suitable for a place mat, pot stand or holder. Includes materials and lunch.

Sunday 29th September, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £115.00.

Colours of Shetland and Lace with Anne Eunson


In this class you will take inspiration from the beautiful Shetland landscape to create your individual colourways. You can have some fun creating colour wraps with Shetland wool. From your chosen colours you will go on to knit Shetland lace samples or be adventurous and begin your own unique mobius cowl. See website for materials.

​Sunday 29th September, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.
 

Fair Isle Yoke Bags with Janette Budge and Jeannie Tulloch (Shetland Museum)


This class gives you an opportunity to practise blending colours, try a knitting belt and knit with two colours. You will learn the techniques of the traditional “star and tree” yoke pattern in circular knitting style, giving you the skills needed for knitting a yoke jumper or cardigan. Hear of the knitting way of life, 40 years ago from the tutors' experience. See website for materials and homework.

​Sunday 29th September, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

 

Make Two Hardcase Notebooks with Mary Fraser


Make two hardcase notebooks, using card, graph and plain papers, linen thread, headbands and adhesive. An introduction to the traditional skill of bookbinding incorporating a textile element in a ready made Fair Isle kitted cover. Mary will take you through each step by step stage. You will leave the class with two completed books and the skills & knowledge to make many more.

Sunday 29th September, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.

Steeking with Barbara Cheyne


In this class you will knit in the round a small piece of work in two colours – part pattern and part steek. The steek will be cut and neatened in the traditional Shetland method. Other types of finishing will be shown. See website for materials, homework and skills required.

Sunday 29th September, Tuesday 1st or Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1300​, or Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

The Magic of Double Knitting for Beginners with Meret Buetzberger


With the Double Knitting technique you knit two right sides in one with two different colours and you get a reversible piece. It’s ideal for shawls, cowls and hats, but you can also use it for cardigans and jumpers. In this class you will be shown this amazing technique and take your knitting skills a step further. See website for materials.

Sunday 29th September, 1000 - 1300 or Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Thrummed Mittens with Hélène Driessen


Learn how to make these wonderfully warm and fun mittens that have tufts (thrums) of wool knitted into the fabric and which originated in Newfoundland. See website for materials.

Sunday 29th September, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £55.00.

 

Felted Vases and Bowls (2-part workshop)


Come along and create your own 3D object with wet and dry felting techniques. This is a two day workshop (taking place on Sunday 29 September and Sunday 6 October). On the first day you will make your object using wet felting techniques. This will then be washed and dried ready for embellishing and dry needle felting to decorate it during the second workshop the following day. This has produced some beautiful results in previous years including bowls, vases and sculptural forms.

Sunday 29th September & Sunday 6 October, 1030 - 1300. Ticket price: £40.00.

Mood Boards and Colour with Joanna Hunter


Join local designer Joanna Hunter in her 20th year of designing and producing knitwear, for a workshop developing mood boards and playing with colour. She'll lead you through the processes she uses to design collections and then push your boundaries to see colour in new ways whilst being inspired by the array of yarns around you. Includes coffee and cake.

​Sunday 29th September, 1100 - 1400, Monday 30th September, Wednesday 2nd or Friday 4th October, 0930 - 1230 or 1400 - 1700 or Tuesday 1st or Thursday 3rd October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £65.00.


 

Uradale Farm - Organic Native Shetland Sheep with Ronnie and Jacob Eunson


See native Shetland sheep up close with sheepdogs. Listen indoors to a talk on the breed, the history and the fleeces. Ask questions and feel the wool direct off the sheep. Retire to farm house for lunch of soup, bannocks, tabnabs, tea and coffee. Vegetarian option available. Opportunity to buy Uradale yarns in house. Please wear suitably warm clothing.

​Sunday 29th, Monday 30th September, Wednesday 2nd, Friday 4th or Saturday 5th October, 1100 - 1330. Ticket price: £25.00.

Colourwork from Inspiration with Terri Malcolmson


Practise colourwork by drawing inspiration from something you already own. Inspiration can be taken from anything from photographs to pottery, and  in this class we will be working on a few of the techniques Terri uses to do this. Whether you want to make a cushion to match your curtains or a hat to match your glasses, these techniques will help. See website for materials.

Sunday 29th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Felted Jewellery


Come along and hand felt a unique piece of  jewellery. You can choose from a necklace, earrings or brooch. We will be using needle felting techniques with natural Shetland wool and vibrant merinos as well as beads and sparkle. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Sunday 29th September, 1400 - 1630. Ticket price: £40.00.
 

Herbal Tea Blending for Knitters with Suze Walker


At this workshop local medical herbalist Suze Walker will discuss some of the common medical conditions that can arise due to knitting. You will then learn about the native plants that can be used to treat these conditions through discussion and a tea tasting session. You will also get to devise your own unique blend of dried herbs to take home with you and use as an herbal tea.

Sunday 29th September or Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1630. Ticket price: £20.00.

 

Intermediate Bohus with Trollenwol


In this class we will start a project (wrist warmer or leg warmers) in the Bohus style. The project will be knitted in the round and we will be practising working with 2 or 3 colours in one row (and for the very skilled, 4) and in the meantime knit stitches on the wrong side and purl stitches on the right side. The Bohus-like pattern will be more intricate. The project can be finished at home after the workshop. Materials provided. 

Sunday 29th, Monday 30th September or Saturday 5th October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £40.00.

Shaping of Shawls with Asita Krebs


There is so much you can do with shaping. In this class we will learn six different shaping techniques for shawls and how to combine them. We will knit at least one mini sample in whichever style you choose. We will also learn different ways to increase and decrease.

Sunday 29th September, 1400 -1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Spin to Knit with Ruth Robinson


In this class we will go through the process of skeining correctly, measuring, working out meterage using different methods and how to wash the skein.  Working out knitting needle sizes for your handspun will be discussed and using wraps-per-inch (wpi) tools we will learn to calculate quantities of yarn for a project.  The importance of swatch planning and recording your calculations by these methods will be highlighted. See website for homework.

Sunday 29th September, 1400 - 1700 or Monday 30th September, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Shetland Wool Week Welcome


Cast on your Shetland Wool Week at this informal welcome at the Clickimin Leisure Centre where we will celebrate our tenth festival. This will be a relaxed gathering with speeches and some special guests too. Enjoy a glass of fizz and a chance to mingle and look at SWW sponsors' displays. Wear your Roadside Beanie for the official photograph.

Sunday 29th September, 1900-2100. Ticket price: £15.00 and wear the SWW hat!

Fair Isle Experience


A unique experience to immerse yourself into Fair Isle’s history and culture. Learn about Fair Isle patterns and colours directly from the knitters, discover Fair Isle’s amazing history on a guided tour of its museum, hear stories about the South Lighthouse from one of the keepers while admiring the view from the top of its tower, and have lunch at a guesthouse. 

Monday 30th September or Thursday 3rd October, 0815 - 1730;  Friday 4th October, 0815 - 1630. Ticket price £220.00
 

Tour to North Mainland


Travel north to the stunning cliffs of Eshaness, visit the Tangwick Haa Museum, view the Drongs and then travel to Ollaberry Hall to try spinning and carding, see how a hap is put together and how a cardigan/jumper is prepared for putting on a jumper board. Refreshments and lunch provided. See website for full itinerary.

Monday 30th September, 0845 - 1730. Ticket price: £72.00.

Introduction to Machine Knitting: Hand Tool Techniques


Shetland textile designer Andrea Williamson shares her machine knitting enthusiasm and experience in this introductory class. Learn how to create interesting knitted fabrics on a single bed domestic machine. Using hand tools to transfer stitches for shaping and techniques to make hems, cables and hand tool lace. Delicious refreshments included. Please note there is a high step to access this venue.

Monday 30th September, 0915 - 1630. Ticket price: £115.00.

Fair Isle Knitting with Hazel Tindall


Join Shetland's Hazel Tindall on the techniques of Fair Isle knitting. In this class you will learn the techniques of two colour knitting and steeking as well as gaining tips from one of Shetland's most well known knitters. Before the class knit up 41 stitches using jumper weight (4ply) and 3mm needles into 5 rows of moss stitch. See website for more information. 

Monday 30th September, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £40.00.

Fleece Preparation for Handspinning with Deborah Gray


Good preparation is essential for easy and satisfying spinning. Using an unwashed Shetland fleece, learn how to sort it into different qualities before learning different preparation techniques for spinning woollen and worsted yarns. Discuss methods and merits of washing fleece before or after spinning. Spin your prepared fleece at home or learn how at one of Deborah's drop-spindle spinning classes. Materials included.

Monday 30th September, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £40.00.

Machine Knit a Cushion Cover at Shetland College, UHI


The Textile Department at Shetland College: UHI is hosting this full day class teaching basic machine knitting techniques which will allow you to make a two colour patterned envelope cushion cover. It will cover threading up and knitting on a domestic machine, creating a basic hem, and utilising pre-installed patterns from the Brother Stitch World 1 pattern book. All materials provided.

Monday 30th September, 0930 - 1600. Ticket price: £95.00.

My Perfect Button with Helen Robertson


Create your perfect enamel button set. Bring your own favourite yarn or garment to match coloured enamels and using a range of enamelling techniques create your own unique buttons.  All materials, equipment and lunch provided. You will enamel up to 8 buttons size 25mm (1 inch) and 4 buttons size 45mm (1 3/4 inch).

Monday 30th September, 0930 - 1630. Ticket price: £120.00.


 

Quotidian Colourwork with Felicity Ford


Learn to translate your favourite things into stranded colourwork using the KNITSONIK system. Bring a treasured object or photo from which to develop your creative ideas. You'll also need your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension. Knitters must know how to knit stranded colourwork in the round.

Monday 30th September or Tuesday 1st October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £65.00.

Swedish Twined Knitting (Tvåändsstickning)


Swedish knitter Brita Hövenmark will teach you the old Swedish technique of twined knitting. This is an old traditional way of knitting, where you knit with two alternating strands of yarn, thus producing a warm, durable and very beautiful item. See website for materials.

​Monday 30th September or Thursday 3rd October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £45.00.

Demystify Natural Dyeing with Elizabeth Johnston


Discover the beauty of natural dyes where each colour compliments the next. A class to investigate and demystify the natural dye process. With just a few dye stuffs, fleece and/or natural coloured yarns, white, as well as greys and fawns – let’s see how many colours we can achieve. Bring an apron. Fleece, yarn, and dye stuffs are provided.

Monday 30th September, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £115.00.

Lacework for Lazy Knitters with Dj Stefek


A class designed for those who want to knit lace but are intimidated by the possibility of a stressful knitting project or having yet another project relegated to the "when I have more time" pile. This year's Lacework for Lazy Knitters class features a shawl with a fun construction fully customisable for whatever size and design you desire.

​Monday 30th September, 0945 - 1245 or 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £50.00.

25 Shades from One Natural Dye Bath with Julia Billings


Discover the joys of natural dyeing and the diversity of shades available from just one dyeplant. This class covers all the essential steps involved in transferring the colour found in plants onto fibre to give you the skills and confidence to start dyeing on your own.

Monday 30th September, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price £90.00.
 

Advanced Shetland Lace with Anne Eunson and Kathleen Anderson


You will have the opportunity to design your own motifs/patterns on graph paper and test them out in knitted form. There will be a variety of intricate Shetland lace patterns for you to choose from. You will be shown examples of knitted shawls and other garments to enable you to see how different patterns can be combined to create unique designs. See website for materials.

Monday 30th September, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £110.00.
 

Basic Brioche Stitch and How to Knit It with Amy Detjen


Learn the basics of 2-colour Brioche in the round by beginning a lovely, reversible cowl. You will learn the basic Brioche stitch and how to avoid the confusion at the end of the row. The class gives you a foundation to many more advanced Brioche projects! See website for materials.

Monday 30th September, 1000 - 1300 or Tuesday 1st October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.
 

Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton Jones (Islesburgh)


Learn how to make buttons from your leftover ends of wool to embellish and add a personal finishing touch to your handknits. Join Tania of TJFrog to learn about the techniques and history of the heritage craft, Dorset Button making. Using Shetland wool, start with the famous Crosswheel design and explore stitch variations to design your own. Materials included.

Monday 30th September, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.
 

Fair Isle Fused Glass


Fancy trying something different? Join local glass artist Cheryl Jamieson for a chance to make Fair Isle patterns in glass. You will make either one large hanger or two small ones, using sample patterns or bring your own. Please note the class takes place on the first floor and there is no lift.

Monday 30th September or Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300 or 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £85.00.

Fair Isle Yoke Bags with Janette Budge and Jeannie Tulloch (Islesburgh)

This class gives you an opportunity to practise blending colours, try a knitting belt and knit with two colours. You will learn the techniques of the traditional “star and tree” yoke pattern in circular knitting style, giving you the skills needed for knitting a yoke jumper or cardigan. Hear of the knitting way of life, 40 years ago from the tutors' experience. See website for materials and homework.

Monday 30th September or Wednesday 2nd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.  

From Lace to Chunky - Knitting Traditional Shetland Lace Patterns in Heavier Organic Yarns with Sheila Fowlie


This introductory course will show you how easy it is to knit lace, how traditional Shetland lace patterns can be used with different weight yarns and different sized needles and how you can knit with 1-ply lace yarn on large needles to produce an ethereal effect. Yarns provided but please bring your own needles any sizes 3.5mm - 10mm.

Monday 30th September or Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £40.00.

Learn Shaping, Intarsia, Fair Isle and Pleating from a Puffin!


Knitwear Designer Tina Vejlo Andersen/ Kastaniestrik has designed a small puffin especially for Shetland Wool Week that you will be able to knit in this class. To shape and give the puffin finesse, we will use several types of increases and decreases, intarsia knitting for the body, fair isle knitting for the head and beak. You will learn how to knit a pleat that what will form the beak. See website for materials and skills required.

Monday 30th September or Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £100.00.

Making Silver Fair Isle Buttons


Making three sterling silver Fair Isle patterned silver buttons  etched with traditional patterns from Shetland knitters. See website for transport.

Monday 30th September, Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1230 or 1400 - 1630. Ticket price: £90.00.

Traditional Shetland Haps with Donna Smith


Learn about the traditional Shetland lace hap construction where the hap is knitted from the outside towards the centre. You will be guided through knitting a mini hap using this technique. There will be examples of haps on display for you to study.

​Monday 30th September, 1000 - 1300 or Thursday 3rd October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £55.00.
 

Shetland Museum and Archives Textiles Tours


Join Shetland Museum & Archives Visitor Services Assistants for a tour of the Textile displays. The Textile Collection is Recognised as a collection of national significance. Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Monday 30th September, Wednesday 2nd October or Friday 4th October, 1030 or 1430. Ticket price: £5.00.

 

Tour of the Isle of Bressay with Douglas Coutts

This tour takes you throughout the picturesque island of Bressay with guide Douglas Coutts. A ten minute ferry ride takes you from Lerwick town centre to an island filled with wildlife, archaeology, lochs and history. Tour includes a visit to a croft - including sheep! 

Monday 30th September or Friday 4th October, 1045 - 1500. Ticket price: £47.00.

Sustainable Knitwear: A Work in Progress with Ria Burns (Lunchtime Talk)


Ria’s fledgling knitwear label was born out of a desire to combine finding a solution to the unsustainable, disposable fast fashion industry and her love of wool and colour. Her research has led her to take a slow approach to manufacturing, using local wool and natural dyes, designing pieces that have longevity and are made to be cherished, looked after and passed on. In this talk Ria will outline her creative process and how she works to build sustainability into each step, providing some simple tips on how we can all work to become more conscious crafters and consumers.

Monday 30th September, 1315 - 1345. Ticket price: £3.00.

Charting and Knitting an Afterthought Heel in Fair Isle Socks with Lesley Smith


Join Lesley Smith in this class focusing on afterthought heels for Fair Isle socks. You will leave with the skills to chart and knit patterned heels and toes onto socks. Lesley will provide charts and samples to show how the techniques work and you will have sample socks to knit heels into. Yarn provided but bring 3mm and 3.5mm DPN's.

Monday 30th September, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £45.00.

Introduction to Magic Loop Knitting with Deborah Gray


Master the magic loop technique for knitting any diameter tube or circle on a long circular needle. Great for socks, hats, gloves, sleeves. No more dpns or cable changes. Knit a gadget pouch, mug cosy or a circular mat. Yarn and refreshments provided. Bring a 3mm 100cm long circular needle. Recommended as preparation for Friday's two-at-a-time toe-up sock knitting workshop.

Monday 30th September, 1330-1630. Ticket price: £42.00.

Shetland Colours with Felicity Ford


Create your own stranded colourwork based on Shetland. We'll explore how to edit the landscape doe knitting, using inspiring photos of Shetland and a carefully curated yarn palette. Bring your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension. Knitters must know how to knit stranded colourwork in the round.

Monday 30th September, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £65.00.

Jamieson's of Shetland Mill Tour


Take our bus out to Sandness on the west coast of Shetland and be guided around Shetland's only spinning mill. You will see all processes needed to turn raw wool from our sheep into Yarn, Knitwear and woven cloth. 

​Monday 30th September or Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1800. Ticket price: £15.00.

Knit a Circular Fair Isle Table Mat


In this introductory course Hazel Tindall will show you how to knit a Fair Isle circular Table Mat using Shetland organic jumper weight yarn (provided). Bring along four 3.5mm or 3.25 double-pointed needles 20-30cm long or your preferred needles for working in small diameters in the round, a blunt needle and scissors.

​Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

 

Knitting a 'Taste of Muhu' with Tori Seierstad and Judith Nilsen


With Vottelauget (The Mitten Guild) Tori Seierstad and Judith Nilson have published the Norwegian mitten book ‘Eventyrvotter’ (Fairy Tale Mittens). In this class they teach the participants to work the cuff of Tori’s mitten design ‘A Taste of Muhu’. These colourful mittens are inspired by the knitting patterns and colours of Muhu, Estonia. The cuff features different decorative braids. 

Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £55.00.  

Needle Felted Orca Picture


Needle felt an orca picture on Jamison's of Shetland  tweed. Take away your picture in a box frame. All equipment is provided - just bring yourself. Wheelchair accessible.

Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £40.00.

Playing with Colour with Donna Smith


Delve into the exciting world of colour in Fair Isle knitting. During class we will look at how to choose and use colour for a swatch during class and how you can plan colour in your future projects. You will be able to choose from a large selection of Shetland yarns provided for your swatch.

Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £55.00.

Shetland's Natural and Cultural Heritage South Mainland Tour. Theme- A life on the Croft


Join experts from Shetland Amenity Trust, the organisation that cares for Shetland’s Natural and Cultural Heritage, who run the Shetland Museum and Archives, and the organisers of Shetland Wool Week. This tour will take you on a unique journey to explore our three major visitor attractions in the South Mainland at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse & Nature Reserve, Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village, and the Shetland Crofthouse Museum where you will focus on crofting and its place in our history and modern day life. 

Monday 30th September, 1400 - 1730. Ticket price: £50.00.

Taat Chat with Dr Carol Christiansen at the Old Haa


The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell will host a 3 week exhibition ‘Yell Oo’ (16th Sept to 6th  October)  including a display of  tattit rugs. Dr Carol Christiansen will deliver a ‘Taat Chat’ on Monday 30th September exploring their design, colour, construction and their importance in Shetland households.

Monday 30th September, 1400-1530. Ticket price: Free event.

More is More: Cuffs, Basques and Trims

Ribbing enhances a design and can add a real finishing touch to a garment. Elizabeth from Shetland Handspun, leads this class on ribs that are typically used by Shetland knitters; a coloured K2, P2 rib; a FI patterned rib; and a double fabric rib. Use these ribs for cuffs, basques, necks, facings, pockets, patches, whatever comes to mind.

Monday 30th September, 1830 - 2130. Ticket price £50.00.
 

Mother Astrop


Mother Astrop is a knitting technique developed around 1900 by Ebba Astrup and she used to knit scarves for her orphanage children in Norway. With different colours and motifs the children could recognise their own scarf. This intriguing technique combines colour and patterns in garter and slip stitch giving very graphic results which can be utilized in original garment designs.

Monday 30th September, 1830 - 2130. Ticket price: £50.00.
 

Knit your own Bangle


Knit your own bangle using Shetland yarn. Bangles are available in two sizes. Patterns and instructions are given for Fair Isle, slip stitch and lace designs. Tea, coffee and cake is provided. This is a relaxing class. 

Monday 30th September, 1900 - 2200 Ticket price: £50.00.

A Journey with Shetland Oo, with SWW Patron Oliver Henry


Join Shetland Wool Week 2019 patron, Oliver Henry, for an insight into his work, collaborations and projects that have spanned 50 years in 'Shetland Oo'. As well as promoting, grading and sorting Shetland wool, Oliver's journey has included playing a key role in the research and development of new textile products, the Shetland Fine Lace Project and the fascinating costume reconstruction of the late 17th century 'Gunnister Man' who was found buried in a Shetland peat bog. An evening not to be missed.
 

Monday 30th September, 1930 - 2100. Ticket price: £6.00.

A Journey with Shetland Oo, with SWW Patron Oliver Henry (Balcony seating)


Additional balcony seating now available. Join Shetland Wool Week 2019 patron, Oliver Henry, for an insight into his work, collaborations and projects that have spanned 50 years in 'Shetland Oo'. As well as promoting, grading and sorting Shetland wool, Oliver's journey has included playing a key role in the research and development of new textile products, the Shetland Fine Lace Project and the fascinating costume reconstruction of the late 17th century 'Gunnister Man' who was found buried in a Shetland peat bog. An evening not to be missed.
 

Monday 30th September, 1930 - 2100. Ticket price: £6.00.

Visit Yell By Bus


Come and Visit Yell with a local bus driver on a "Yell Bus", You will visit the Old Haa Museum, The Shetland Gallery, Globalyell, Mary's, The Craft Hut and the Ulsta Craft Fair. You will have Lunch at Lj's Diner, (Lunch will be included in the cost). You will meet Shetland Ponies and Shetland coloured sheep, plus see some beautiful views.

Tuesday 1st  or Wednesday 2nd October, 0745 - 1830. Ticket price: £65.00.

Visit the Isle of Foula

Take a trip to the remote and breath-taking island of Foula, where you will meet crofters and see native sheep in this rugged environment. Your tour guide will tell you about the natural and cultural history of the unique island, home to the famous Foula Wool and location for the 1937 film Edge of the World.
 

Tuesday 1st October, 0910 - 1700. Ticket price: £205.00.

Introduction to Machine Knitting: Fair Isle


Shetland textile designer Andrea Williamson shares her machine knitting enthusiasm and experience in this introductory class. Learn how to knit Fair Isle on a brother domestic knitting machine.  Knit sample swatches with different pattern sequences and simple colour changes, choose a favourite to make into a small finished piece like headband or hand warmers to take home. Materials and refreshments provided. Please note there is a high step to access this venue.

Tuesday 1st October, 0915 - 1630. Ticket price: £115.00.

Light Up Your Lace


Create your own knitted wire lampshade. Patterns and instructions are given for 5 lampshades ranging from plain knitting to complex lace. Take home your completed lamp. All materials and a light lunch is provided.

Tuesday 1st October, 0930 - 1700. Ticket price: £120.00

A Norwegian Challenge with Hadewych


An opportunity to investigate stranded knitting (Fair Isle) the Norwegian way with Hadewych, an experienced tutor. Using two colours (and occasionally three...) we will hold both threads in the left hand and control the carry threads on the back – the Norwegian way. We will discuss sleeves, measuring and steeks, and end the day with a problem solving session.

Tuesday 1st October, 0945 - 1245. Ticket price: £50.00.
 

Flock Book Croft Tour: Vementry, Ollaberry and Islesburgh


Meet some of the people behind Shetland’s top quality flocks. Travel west to the Vementry Estate and visit a glorious, hidden part of Shetland. Here you will meet Hamish Hunter and his family, and see white and moorit (brown) sheep being gathered by his border collie dog. Enjoy lunch at the Ollaberry Hall and visit the popular knitwear exhibition. On the journey back, stop at Islesburgh Farm, Sullom and find out what characteristics make Shetland sheep and their wool stand out in the wool industry. Wear clothing suitable for the outdoors.

Tuesday 1st October, 0945 - 1730. Ticket price: £50.00.

Create Your Own Mood Board


Get your creative juices flowing!  Have a project in mind or just want to have fun; join tutor and local textile designer Jennifer Tait, for a morning where you can either focus your mind on an existing project or simply try something new and have fun playing around with colours, ideas and materials. Unlock your inner designer! See website for transport information. Lunch (not included in the cost) is available at the Bigton Hall.

Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1245. Ticket price: £45.00.

Crochet with Nan Smith


An introduction to understanding basic crochet stitches. Participants can choose what they would like to crochet: flowers such as a daisy, a rose, or a coaster and a granny square. See website for materials.

Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Dressing Shetland Knitwear​ with Rachel and Freya Hunter


This class will introduce you to the traditional and not so traditional methods of blocking or ‘dressing’ Shetland knitwear. You will learn and actively take part in dressing a Shetland hap shawl using a traditional hap board and you will also learn how to dress scarves, gloves, hats, socks and berets.

​Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Fae Ewe tae You


The traditional way of Shetland preparation and spinning, using original methods.  You will learn how to prepare raw and unwashed fleece, carding, spinning for lace, either single ply or plied.  Fleeces and tops for spinning will be provided.  Wheels will be made available, but please bring your own if preferred.

Tuesday 1st , Wednesday 2nd  or Saturday 5th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £45.00.

 

Learn About Natural Dye Plants and Make a 'Colours of Shetland' Sample Cushion


Meet local Natural Dye Artist Bunchy and learn about  dye plants growing in Shetland, see wool dyed beautiful colours. Learn how to use a pin loom and to make small woven squares. Continue at home and make a cushion showing the 'Colours of Shetland'. A pin loom, hook, wool to make 18 squares, handouts, tea, coffee and biscuits included.

Tuesday 1st or Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £60.00.

Plain Weave Is Not Just PLAIN Weave!


Participants will learn the basics of weaving while experiencing the design possibilities of working with the natural colours of Organic Shetland Wool. By the end of the class participants will have woven a piece of fabric for further development or display.

Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Shawl Pin Whittle Workshop


Cecil Tait of Paparwark shows you how to hand-make a beautiful, simple, timber shawl pin and brooch using knives and chisels. Unlock your inner whittler! Cost includes use of tools and materials. Email cecil@paparwark.co.uk for further information. A fun class for everyone! Lunch (not included in the cost) is available at the Bigton Hall. See website for transport information.

Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1245 and Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1645 . Ticket price: £45.00.

Shetland Knitting Belt and Raepin String


Practise using a Shetland style leather knitting belt and long double pointed needles. After a few rows, try adding a raepin string at the bottom of your knitting  to discover if this changes your tension, speed and knitting position. We will also look at different techniques for holding your yarns during Fair Isle knitting. See website for materials and homework.

Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £48.00.

Shetland Oo with Oliver Henry


Join SWW Patron Oliver Henry to learn from his 50 years' experience in the Shetland wool industry. He will explain how he judges Shetland fleeces, what he looks for in grading fleeces and his approach to sorting wool and its preparation for end use. Scouring wool will be discussed and Oliver will provide you with a recipe for washing that special Shetland fleece. Includes all materials.

Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300 or Thursday 3rd October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £55.00.

Taat Chat at Da Böd


Join Shetland Museum's Textile Curator Carol Christiansen for an informal discussion about taatit rugs - their design and colour, construction, and importance in the Shetland household. 

Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1130. Ticket price £12.00

Thrummed Slippers with Helene Driesen


Learn how to make these wonderfully warm and fun slippers that have tufts (thrums) of wool knitted into the fabric and which originated in Newfoundland. Helene will also explain how to modify the slippers for one or two different cuff options. Participants will receive yarn, roving, Helene’s pattern, stitch markers and an ultra suede sew-on tag with her logo. 

Tuesday 1st October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £55.00.

Fair Isle Colourwise


Colour blending in Fair Isle knitting using inspiration from Unst's natural landscape with Mary Robertson. Learn to blend colours to produce a pattern both as a graph and ultimately as a knitted sample. Take home a portfolio of colourway ideas and your own Fair Isle sample. Materials supplied but please bring a packed lunch.

​Tuesday 1st October, 1100 - 1600. Ticket price: £70.00.

The Wayward Path of a Lawyer Turned Knit Designer with Niela Kalra (Lunchtime Talk)


Currently Queen Bee of her micro design business, Niela has enjoyed a colourful journey both geographically and career-wise. In an inspiring talk, she describes what motivated her to set up her design business in Shetland, and how working from this remote location has been the key to her success. 

Tuesday 1st October, 1315-1345. Ticket price: £3.00.

Shetland Flowers with Felicity Ford


Explore Shetland’s flowers through stranded colourwork and learn how to turn your ideas into a stunning floral shawl. This class adapts the Efflorescent shawl design to Shetland. Bring your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension. Knitters must know how to knit stranded colourwork in the round.

Tuesday 1st October, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £65.00.

Shetland Lace with Elizabeth Johnston


Join Shetland Handspun's Elizabeth Johnston and delve into the details and possibilities of Shetland lace knitting using Jamieson & Smith wool. You will leave with the skills to plan your Shetland inspired lace designs. Sample yarn provided, bring 3mm needles.

Tuesday 1st October, 1330-1630 or Thursday 3rd October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £40.00.


 

The Perfect Finish with Wilma Malcolmson


Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer, leads this class in knitted finishing techniques. Discover the key to lift your work to a new level. Learn skills including, grafting (kitchener stitch), sewing seams, picking up stitches, mending dropped stitches. Email info@shetlanddesigner.co.uk with any questions. Materials supplied.

Tuesday 1st October, 1330-1630. Ticket price: £50.00.

Textiles Tour at Shetland College, University of the Highlands and Islands


A 30 minute tour of Shetland College: University of the Highlands and Islands Textile Department and Textile Facilitation Unit. Join a tour to see our fantastic knitting, weaving and silk screen printmaking workshops; meet students and staff and find out more about our courses and the work produced at UHI. Discover the T.F.U., where technicians work with electronic knitting machines.

Daily from Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd October, 1345 - 1415. Ticket price: Free event.

Cast Ons and Cast Offs with Julia Billings


There are many, many ways of getting your knitting on your needles – it is simply a question of working out which method is most suitable for the project in mind. In this 3-hour class, learn a series of different methods of beginning and ending, including the longtail, provisional and tubular cast-ons and the sewn, three-needle and i-cord cast-offs, as well as how to estimate how much yarn each requires and how to pair cast-on and cast-off to match. See website for homework, materials and skills required.

Tuesday 1st October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Designing a Traditional Fair Isle Motif with Terri Malcolmson


In this class we will be discussing what makes a traditional Shetland motif and the reasons behind some of the most common shapes used. We will discuss size, placement, spacing and yarn dominance before diving in to design some of your own. Terri will also touch on how she uses motifs to help with colourwork projects. See website for materials.

Tuesday 1st October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

From Fleece to Yarn - First Steps in Preparing Wool from ShetlandOrganics Fleeces


During this workshop participants will be introduced to Shetland organic fleeces and the characteristics that determine their suitability for combing or carding. The course will also provide instruction  on how to comb or card the raw fleece to make tops/rolags/slivers for spinning into yarns suitable for knitting and weaving. Fleece/combs/carders/spindles/spinning wheel will be available.

​Tuesday 1st, Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £15.00.

 

Lino Printing for the Cover of Your Own Wool Journal with Linda Richardson


Create your own original bookplate for your knitting - wool journal with local artist Linda Richardson. Cut a lino block which is then hand printed onto the cover of an A5 journal. Suitable for all abilities. All materials included. Please note, entry is up steep narrow stairs.

Tuesday 1st October, 1400 - 1800 or Thursday 3rd October, 1700 - 2100. Ticket price: £45.00.

Natural Dyeing: Mordants and Colour Variation with Ria Burns


In this workshop we will investigate the effect that mordants have on the outcome of natural dyes on Shetland wool. The mini hanks provided will have been mordanted with mineral salts as well as plant-based mordants. We’ll evaluate their sustainability, effectiveness and the colours they produce. You will leave with several mini hanks naturally coloured with a range of hues. All yarn and dye materials provided but please bring an apron and notebook.

Tuesday 1st October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Spinning Supported Using Short Shetland Fleece with Asita Krebs


Supported spindles are very common in Asia and are especially advantageous for very thin threads or short-stapled fine wool. Because the spindle is supported by placing it in a bowl, no weight is placed on the thread. Using this method even Shetland fleece with a short staple can be spun into a lace thread. Materials will be supplied.

Tuesday 1st October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Explore Bigton: Sheep, Ponies and St. Ninian's Isle


Explore the Bigton area with local tour guide, James Tait, in a small group tour. See colourful Shetland sheep close up and fleeces from the 2019 clip. Meet native Shetland ponies at Bigton Farm and visit St. Ninian's Isle connected via a sand tombolo (causeway). Hear local stories and folklore.

Tuesday 1st, Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th October, 1415 - 1715. Ticket price: £45.00.

Lerwick Walking Tour and Taste of Shetland


This walking tour of Lerwick will take in the recently restored Tolbooth, picturesque Lodberries, Lerwick Town Hall and Fort Charlotte. We then finish off with a lovely meal in the Peerie Shop Café, where you can sample some of our fantastic local produce and enjoy live local music. See website for full itinerary.

Tuesday 1st or Thursday 3rd October, 1715 - 2100. Ticket price: £67.00.
 

Painting with Wool with Wilma Malcolmson


Learn the skills of subtle colour blending under the expert guidance of Wilma Malcolmson, Shetland Designer. Draw on Wilma’s knowledge and experience to create your own timeless colour palette from the vast choice of colours which will be provided in this class. You will then use these colours to knit your own phone cover or sampler. Bring 3mm  DPNs.

Tuesday 1st or Friday 4th October, 1830 - 2130. Ticket price: £50.00.

 

The Final Step: Washing and Blocking Lace (or any knitwear...)


Let Anne Eunson demystify the secrets of proper washing and blocking for you. Learn to prepare, wash and stretch (block) lace and knitwear.  Often the most feared part of the finishing process, Anne will guide you through a number of simple steps which will ensure that your final piece reflects all the effort you put into the knitting.

Tuesday 1st October, 1830 - 2130. Ticket price: £45.00.

 

Tour to Unst


Join us for a tour to Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in Britain and see the most northerly point of the UK. See a tapestry made by the widow of a pilot lost during WWII. The main event is at the Unst Heritage Centre and Haroldswick Hall. Lunch provided. See website for full details.

Wednesday 2nd October, 0745 - 1830. Ticket price: £79.00.

Colourwork and Steeking with Mary Henderson


Join Mary Henderson, designer and Fair Isle enthusiast as she teaches colourwork and steeking (cutting your knitting!) with J&S yarns. Wool provided but bring 3mm and 3.25/3.5mm dpns or circular needles long enough for magic loop.

Wednesday 2nd October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £40.00.

Knitted Secrets, Illusions and Code with Deborah Gray


Learn three new techniques to bring mystery and intrigue to your knits, with hidden motifs or messages and introducing new twists on a traditional Shetland motif.  Includes  knotted steek. 3 full balls of Shetland Wool yarn included. Bring 2.75  and 2.5 mm dpns or needles for your preferred way of working small diameters in the round.

Wednesday 2nd October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £49.00.

Knitting a Mini Traditional Shetland Lace Hap in Organic Yarn with Sheila Fowlie


This course will show you how easy it is to knit your own mini Shetland 'Hap' on two needles from Sheila's own pattern and how to scale it up to a full sized version. Yarn will be provided, but please bring your own size 4mm needles.  Circular needles can be used if you prefer.

​Wednesday 2nd October, 0930 - 1330. Ticket price: £45.00.

Shetland Lace Bracelet


Create your own beautiful Shetland Lace bracelet. You will learn wire knitting techniques. Choose from silver or gold plated wire and clasps. Choose your colour of edging freshwater pearls. Choose your bracelet pattern from the two available or create your own. A light lunch is included.

Wednesday 2nd October, 0930 - 1630. Ticket price: £120.00.

Weave Workshop at Shetland College, UHI


Come along to the Textile Department at Shetland College UHI  and join textile designer and weave lecturer Edina Szeles to explore different patterns and weave techniques to create your own wool fabric. See website for further details.

Wednesday 2nd October, 0930 - 1600. Ticket price: £95.00.

Westside Tour - Ponies, Sheep, Shetland Sheepdogs and Art Gallery


Visit Marion at Tresta, with the family’s ponies, sheep and Shetland sheepdogs.  Marion's family have lived here for several generations and she will be happy to chat to you, while you view the animals. Bonhoga Gallery has exhibitions of contemporary arts and crafts, and a small shop selling unusual gifts.  Price includes guided scenic drive, transport and refreshments.

Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £48.00.

Double Knitting and Marlisle - a Journey into the Reversible


Unravel the mystery of double knitting and Marlisle with Hadewych. Master the art of knitting two fabrics simultaneously on one pair of needles. The fabric is inseparable, and interlocked. Learn how to carry two threads to work this technique easily. Following a practice session, work a small sampler with motifs to producing a positive and negative side, a reversible textile.

Wednesday 2nd October, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £110.00.

Spinning for Fair Isle with Elizabeth Johnston


Join Elizabeth of Shetland Handspun, and discover how to get tones of natural and dyed colour that blend into Fair Isle patterns (or any garment). Mix colours for a consistent shade or a variegated yarn. With natural and dyed fleece and top, we will mix and modify to find blends and shades which will be stunning in any design.

​Wednesday 2nd October, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £110.00.
 

Collaborative, Commemorative Colourwork with Felicity Ford


Learn how to swatch for, and design, a commemorative blanket square. This class is based on a celebratory blanket pattern conceived by Kate Davies and uses the KNITSONIK system to explore creative processes of commemoration. Bring your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.

Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton Jones (Shetland Museum)


Learn how to make buttons from your leftover ends of wool to embellish and add a personal finishing touch to your handknits. Join Tania of TJFrog to learn about the techniques and history of the heritage craft, Dorset Button making. Using Shetland wool, start with the famous Crosswheel design and explore stitch variations to design your own. Materials included.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.
 

Knit Your Teddy Bear a Yoked Cardigan


In this class you will learn to knit a  yoked cardigan for a teddy bear in the traditional Shetland way – in one day! You will learn about the construction of traditional Shetland yoked garments.  You will also be introduced to some key skills including Fair Isle knitting, steeking (cutting your knitting), buttonholes, and picking up stitches. Please see website for materials and homework.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.

Making the Cut - Introduction to Steeking with Donna Smith


Take the fear out of knitting steeks and cutting your knitting! During the class Donna will discuss various ways of knitting steeks and finishing work once it has been cut. You will knit a small piece of Fair Isle with a steek and then cut it at the end. You will also pick up stitches at the edge of the steek. There will be some examples of finished garments knitted using steeks on display. See website for materials.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Touchy Feely at Da Böd


Come "out of hours" and experience the Shetland Textile Museum in a way not normally available to the general public. Touch the various items in our Handling Collection, handle a few items from our main Collection (gloves provided), enjoy Cream Teas and browse our exhibitions and shop.

Wednesday 2nd or Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1130. Ticket price: £12.00.

Try a Lace Sampler with Nan Smith


In this class you will knit a lace sampler. You’ll have the chance to try various Shetland lace patterns, such as old shell, new shell, cockleshell, horseshoe, ring, fir cone, leaf, bead, and others, as well as garter stitch, stocking stitch and moss stitch. See website for materials.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.
 

Drop Spindle Spinning for Beginners with Deborah Gray (Venue: Market House)


A drop spindle is the ideal way to learn to spin your own unique yarns. Skills transferable to the spinning wheel. Deborah has developed a very successful way of teaching this relaxing and satisfying craft. Shetland Wool and spindles provided. If you attended Deborah's 'Fleece preparation' class on Monday this is your chance to learn to spin your prepared fibre.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £42.00.

Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Ria Burns


Join Ria Burns on this introduction to the techniques of natural dyeing with wool, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing with responsibly foraged plants and food waste. We will work with the undyed shades of J&S Shetland Heritage Naturals to create a range of hues. All yarn and dye materials provided but please bring an apron.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £45.00.

Bohus Knitting for Beginners with Trollenwol


In this class you will learn the story of the Swedish Bohus Stickning. We will begin the technique with 2 colours in 1 row and in the meantime purl on the right side and knit on the wrong side of the knit work. Knitting back and forth will be practised with these skills. We will be experimenting with colours and practising several patterns that will give a Bohus effect. Materials provided. See website for transport.

Wednesday 2nd or Friday 4th October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £40.00.

Embroidered Sheep Brooch


Make an embroidered sheep brooch.  Embroider a sheep using Jamison's of Shetland wool on a pre-felted wool base.  Edge your brooch with crystal beads. All equipment and light refreshments provided. Wheelchair accessible.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £35.00.
 

Make a Medieval Bound Notebook with a Fair Isle and Shetland Tweed Cover


Join Mary Fraser in this class where she will guide you through how to make a small medieval bound notebook with a partly exposed spine. By the end of the class you will have made your own book and have the skills and knowledge to make many more.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Mini Taatit Rug Workshop


Learn with reference to Carol Christiansen's book 'Taatit Rugs, the Pile Bedcovers of Shetland', and try out the processes involved to create your own mini-rug out of Shetland yarns. Materials provided. Please note that the venue is opposite Bain's Beach and has a high step and narrow entrance.

Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th October, 1400 - 1730. Ticket price: £50.00.

Shetland's Natural and Cultural Heritage South Mainland Tour. Theme- Wonderful Wildlife


Join experts from Shetland Amenity Trust, the organisation that cares for Shetland’s Natural and Cultural Heritage, who run the Shetland Museum and Archives, and the organisers of Shetland Wool Week. This tour will take you on a unique journey to explore our three major visitor attractions in the South Mainland at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse & Nature Reserve, Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village, and the Shetland Crofthouse Museum where you will have the chance to learn all about Shetland’s incredible wildlife. 

Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1730. Ticket price: £50.00.

Try a Knitting Belt and Raepin String with Hazel Tindall


Try using a knitting belt, and a raepin string to discover if your knitting tension and/or speed improves. See website for materials and homework.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1400 - 1600. Ticket price: £35.00.

Woolly Thinking - Quiz Night and Buffet with Hazel Tindall and Janette Budge


Join us for a Shetland Woolly Quiz.  Two course buffet of local flavours provided followed by the quiz. Teams of up to 5 people. Don't worry if you don't have a team, you can join on the night.  See if you can beat Hazel Tindall?  

Wednesday 2nd October, 1800-2100. Ticket price: £33.00.

Behind the Scenes of the UK Knitting and Crochet Guild (Talk)


Barbara is the Publications Curator of the U.K. Knitting & Crochet Guild, founded in 1978.  She works with the Guild’s huge collection, which includes publications, knitted and crocheted items, tools and gadgets.  Barbara will talk about the Guild and its activities, and will present some of her favourite artefacts from the collection, with their fascinating stories.

Wednesday 2nd October, 1930-2100. Ticket price: 6.00.

Machine Knit a Toorie at Shetland College: UHI


The Textile Department at Shetland College: UHI are hosting a full day workshop of machine knitting skills, where you will be taught basic techniques, allowing you to make a customised toorie (hat) by the end of the day. See website for further details.

Thursday 3rd October, 0930 - 1600. Ticket price: £95.00.

 

Knit a Mini Shetland Hap with Anne Eunson and Kathleen Anderson


With expert lace knitters, Anne and Kathleen, you will start to knit your own 1 foot square Shetland Lace hap (shawl). You will be shown the traditional way of how the pieces are knitted and then grafted together. Once armed with these skills, you will then be able to knit any size of hap you desire in the future. See website for materials.

Thursday 3rd October, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £110.00.

Knitting across Borders – from Estonia to Shetland


A rare opportunity to learn the skill of knitting intricate Estonian borders.  Hadewych studied under the renowned Estonian designer, Riina Tonberg and will pass on this knowledge with Riina’s blessing. Knit these traditional and exciting edgings which you can use in fresh and innovative projects. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new ways of crossing knitting borders. See website for materials.

Thursday 3rd October, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £110.00.

Beaded Dorset Buttons with Tania Ashton


Add an extra bit of sparkle to your hand knits with beaded Dorset Buttons made from Shetland wool.  Join Tania of TJFrog to learn about the techniques and history of the heritage craft, Dorset Button making.  Experiment with wool weights, stitches, designs and ways of adding beads to create your own beaded buttons or shawl brooch.  Materials included.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.

Cockleshell Headband


You will learn the art of knitting the cockleshell lace pattern, this is a well known traditional Shetland lace pattern. You will learn the way that my Granny taught me. You will learn how to knit using beads and also shading your colours, and also hand finishing of your headband, and how to dress it too. Lunch included, please see website for materials and transport.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1600. Ticket price: £50.00.

Crowning Glory with Donna Smith


The top of Fair Isle hats can be decreased in several ways, which can create very effective decorative patterns on the crown. During class we shall look at some of the different decreases often used in hat shaping and you will have a chance to design part of a crown and knit a small swatch. See website for materials.

​Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £55.00.

Design a Glove with Terri Malcolmson


Use the templates provided to design your own pair of gloves. We will discuss the different parts of gloves and their functionality from a design point of view. We will cover colour and motifs on both sides of the glove, as well as finger styles. See website for materials and homework.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Fair Isle Sampler with Nan Smith


Knit a Fair Isle sampler in the round using charts for a variety of patterns used in Shetland knitwear. A good class for those wishing instruction in basic stranded two-colour knitting the Shetland way (in the round) or experimenting with classic Fair Isle patterns and colours. The sampler can be used as a reference device to develop a larger garment. See website for materials.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.

Furoshiki Bag with Chihiro Sato


Let's knit a Fair Isle patterned furoshiki bag using origami techniques! Easy and clever way from the olden days in Japan.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

KNITSONIK Bunting: Shetland Edition with Felicity Ford


Design and cast on a celebratory bunting triangle. This class is based on Liz Ashdowne’s pattern from the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook. Bring your preferred needles for working small-circumference stranded colourwork in the round with fingering weight yarn; 2.5-3.25mm depending on your tension. Knitters must know how to knit stranded colourwork in the round.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £65.00.

Nålbinding (Viking knitting)


A chance to try nalbinding (Viking knitting) in the Old Scatness visitor centre/ textile room. Tour of the site and reconstruction buildings included. With Shetland’s Archaeology Team, Val Turner, Chris Dyer and Dot Redshaw. Leave with needle, wool, and instructions.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300 or 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Pushing the Boundaries of Plain Weave


Participants will stretch the boundaries of the structure of plain weave using various techniques with Organic Shetland Yarns. At the end of the class participants will have woven a piece of fabric for further development or for display.

Thursday 3rd October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Crossing Wires with Viveka Velupillai (Lunchtime Talk)


Shetland dialect is a unique blend of its ancestor languages Scots and the now extinct Scandinavian Norn, which was once spoken by the Viking settlers, as well as centuries of intense trade contacts and multilingualism on the islands. This lunchtime talk will focus specifically on the Shetland dialect knitting terms and expressions, many of which are still directly traceable to Scandinavian.

Thursday 3rd October, 1315 - 1345. Ticket price: £3.00.

Design Your Own Mittens with Tori Seierstad and Wenche Roald


With Vottelauget (The Mitten Guild) Tori Seierstad and Wenche Roald have published the Norwegian mitten book ‘Eventyrvotter’ (Fairy Tale Mittens). In this class they teach the participants to design their own colourwork mittens. During the class students will make their own mitten pattern with their personal choice of cuff, thumb style, top decreases and colourwork pattern. See website for homework and materials.

​Thursday 3rd October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £55.00.

A Closer Look at Colour in Textiles


Linda Newington is a visual artist, who has used her artist's eye to curate an exhibition which takes a closer look at colour, through the Textile Collection held by the Shetland Textile Museum, on show at the Böd of Gremista.  She will talk about the exhibition from selection through to display.

Thursday 3rd October, 1730-1830. Ticket price: £5.00.

 

Shetland Designers Inspirations and Collection Launch


Learn the stories and inspiration behind the work of two of Shetland's most innovative designers. Andrea Williamson designs quirky home and fashion accessories which were stocked in Anthropologie. Her recent designs include funky childrenswear. Helen Robertson's tributes to previous generations of knitters and Shetland history are expressed in knitted sculpture, installation and jewellery. Both designers will launch new collections tonight.

Thursday 3rd October, 1900-2100. Ticket price: £15.00.

Elegant and Handsome Specimens of Knitting: Shetland Lace Close-up (Talk)


Shetland lace is one of the most exquisite, complex forms of knit in the world.  Shetland Museum holds a large collection of about 400 pieces of this amazing craft. Curator Carol Christiansen has been researching Shetland’s knitted lace since 2009 and is currently working on three projects with a focus on lace.  She will present a brief history of lace knitting in Shetland, explain differences in quality and design using examples from the Museum’s collection, and discuss the current projects and how they are helping us to understand how the craft of fine lace knitting developed and continues to influence knit design.

Thursday 3rd October, 1930-2100. Ticket price: £6.00.

Fiss Knitting with Helen Robertson


Conceived and designed by Helen Robertson, and featured in 'The Knitter' magazine, Fiss Knitting is an exciting new way to create coloured designs. Three colours in one row are now possible while only knitting with 1 or 2 strands at a time. Learn how to Fiss Knit and about Helen's range of motifs and designs using this technique. Materials and lunch included.

Friday 4th October, 0930 - 1630. Ticket price: £120.00.

Knitting Socks Two-at-a-Time and Toe-up with Deborah Gray


No more second-sock syndrome! Knit both socks at the same time, on one long circular needle. Knit them toe-up for perfect fit and matching. Bring 100g sock yarn wound into two equal balls and a 100cm long circular needle in a suitable size for the yarn (2.5 - 3mm). Deborah's Introduction to Magic Loop class (Monday) recommended as preparation.

Friday 4th October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £45.00.

Maakin a Fair Isle Cuff with Alison Rendall


Join Alison Rendall, Shetlander and Fair Isle knitting enthusiast on this class which takes you through the technique of knitting a Fair Isle cuff for gloves or mittens. It can be added to any pattern and gives another layer of wool and interest around the wrists but still includes the stretchability of ribbing around the cuff, wool provided but bring 3mm DPN's, scissors and a (grafting) tapestry needle.

Friday 4th October, 0930 - 1230. Ticket price: £40.00.

Design - The Difficult Part with Niela Kalra


Good design is crucial to the success of any project.  Often our struggle is finding the pathway which translates the ideas/concepts in our head –  to a visible conclusion. Using playful and conceptual design studies, we will discover a way to make our ideas concrete and achievable. We each will create an original path and design our own garment/textile.  Lunch included.

Friday 4th October, 0945 - 1630. Ticket price: £125.00.

Up your Game - Improver's Spinning

Do you want to advance your spinning skills and techniques? Do you have queries that need to be resolved - or just don’t know what next…. This class is for any level of spinner who wishes to improve their knowledge and ability. The class will deal with each spinning process the students wish to cover.

Friday 4th October, 0945 - 1245. Ticket price: £50.00.

Bundle Dye a Sock Blank with Plants and Natural Dyes with Ria Burns


Learn the bundle dyeing technique to create a naturally unique and colourful Shetland wool sock blank. Using a selection of responsibly foraged leaves, flowers and dye plant extracts we will decorate the sock blank (a knitted length of fabric) and steam. After this we will unwrap the bundles, revealing the colours and imprints left behind from the plants. All yarn and dye materials provided but please bring an apron.

Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

 

Fair Isle Yoke Bags with Janette Budge (Venue: Bigton Hall)


Make your own Fair Isle Style pouch bag.  An opportunity to practise blending colours, try a knitting belt and knit with 2 colours. You will learn the techniques of the traditional "star and tree" yoke pattern in circular knitting style.  Giving you the skills needed for knitting a yoke jumper or cardigan.

Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Finishing Your Knits with Julia Billings


In this three-hour class, learn the essential skills for putting together your hand-knitted garments, such as seaming (including easy shoulder seams using short-rows and three-needle cast-off), easing the various pieces to fit, grafting, weaving in ends, blocking, sewing on buttons and more. See website for homework, materials and skills required.

Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting with Donna Smith (Venue: Islesburgh)


Learn to knit in the traditional Fair Isle way using two colours at one time by knitting a small sample in the round. We will discuss ways to improve your colour-work skills (such as how to hold yarn) and how to choose colour. See website for materials.

Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Make a Project / Workbook with Mary Fraser


Learn to make a book to map and record your knitting projects with plenty of pages for swatches, colour samples, photographs and source materials.  We will use a variety of papers (blank, graph and card), bound in a ready prepared Fair Isle knitted cover with an integrated back pocket.

​Friday 4th October, 1000 - 1700. Ticket price: £90.00.
 

The Future Magic of Double Knitting with Meret Buetzberger


Do you like to knit with colour  but struggle with stranded work?  Do you love to learn new techniques and want to learn more about reversible knitting? ? In this class Meret will show you all about ribbing, increasingand decreasing in double knitting, giving you unlimited possibilities for your future double knit designs. The class is suitable for those who can already double knit. See website for materials.

Friday 4th or Saturday 5th October, 1000 - 1300. Ticket price: £50.00.

Jamieson's of Shetland Mill Tour (no transport)


Take a tour out to Sandness on the west coast of Shetland and be guided around Shetlands only spinning mill. You will see all processes need to turn raw wool from our sheep into Yarn, Knitwear and woven cloth. Please note - no transport is provided for this tour.

Friday 4th October, 1100 - 1200 or 1430 - 1530. Ticket price: £5.00.

Tour to Whalsay

Join your local guide on this trip to Whalsay, the Boannie Isle, where you will spend the day seeing the various demonstrations/crafts in the Symbister Hall. There will also be a tour around the isle. Refreshments are included. See website for full itinerary.​

​Friday 4th October, 1245 - 1900. Ticket price: £75.00.  

This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain’s Knitted History (Lunchtime Talk)


Author Esther Rutter spent a year knitting her way from Shetland to the Channel Islands, exploring Britain's long-held fascination with all things woolly through the recreation of 12 historic garments. In this special illustrated talk, you are invited to join her on her journey and celebrate the launch of the resulting book, This Golden Fleece, published on 5 September.

Friday 4th October, 1315 – 1345. Ticket price: £3.00.
 

Blending the Colours of Shetland with Deborah Gray


Fibre blending. Delve deep into the world of colour in the Shetland landscape. Inspired by an iconic image of Shetland we will deepen our appreciation of colour while blending evocative new shades using only primary-coloured and natural wool fibre. Your unique blends can later be used for spinning, felt making or other crafts. Materials and equipment provided. Opportunity to purchase hand carders.

Friday 4th October, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £45.00.

Four Fingers and a Thumb with Elizabeth Johnston


Let’s perfect knitted gloves. Gloves are a relatively easy knit, but it‘s those fingers and thumbs that are tricky. Work on thumbs, picking up stitches for fingers, and well-shaped finger tips. Understand how to knit fingers for any size of glove and eliminate those pesky holes. Fair Isle, Lace, etc. can be included - try knitting 2-coloured fingers! See website for materials.

Friday 4th October, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £50.00.

Wristwarmer Colour Variations with Mary Henderson


Join Mary Henderson, designer and Fair Isle enthusiast as she helps you choose colours for a set of wristwarmers using the same motifs but working with light and dark shades focusing on the values of the colours and how it changes the effect of the knitting. Yarns provided but bring 3mm and 3.25/3.5mm dpns or circular needles long enough for magic loop. Homework: using 4ply wool and 3mm needles cast on 60 sts and K1, P1 rib for 8 rounds.

Friday 4th October, 1330 - 1630. Ticket price: £40.00.

A Little Weaving History from Shetland


An informal conversational-style talk about the history of weaving in Shetland with a chance to ask questions throughout. The talk will make use of the findings from research Andy Ross is doing as part of a Masters programme through Glasgow School of Art, looking at the tweed heritage of the isles.

Friday 4th October, 1400-1530. Ticket price: £10.00.

Creating the Effect with Fair Isle with Terri Malcolmson


In this three hour class we will discuss how careful planning of colour and motifs can be used to alter the look of your knitting to make designs glow, stand out, fade, stripe or blend. We will cover how to arrange colour to create your desired effect and Terri will share how she swatches to quickly check how the colours are working together. See website for materials.

Friday 4th October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £50.00.

Needle Felted Shetland Pony Wall Hanging on a Fair Isle Background


Needle felt a Shetland Pony on a pre-felted fair isle background.  Hang on a wood dowel (provided). All equipment provided and light refreshments. Wheelchair accessible.

Friday 4th October, 1400 - 1700. Ticket price: £40.00.  

A Crofter's Life in Shetland film night and meal (including return transport from Lerwick)


Enjoy a hearty two-course meal with a choice of local beef or lamb from Bigton Farm (of BBCs 'This Farming Life' fame), and desserts. The bar will be open for refreshments (not included in price). The meal will be followed by the Jenny Gilbertson film 'A Crofter's Life in Shetland' (1931) and a Q&A after with her daughter Ann Black. Dietary options available on request. * This ticket includes transport in a return bus from Lerwick.

Friday 4th October, 1800-2115. Ticket price: £42.00.

A Crofter's Life in Shetland film night and meal (No transport included)


Enjoy a hearty two-course meal with a choice of local beef or lamb from Bigton Farm (of BBCs 'This Farming Life' fame), and desserts. The bar will be open for refreshments (not included in price). The meal will be followed by the Jenny Gilbertson film 'A Crofter's Life in Shetland' (1931) and a Q&A after with her daughter Ann Black. Dietary options available on request. *This ticket is for those who have their own transport.

Friday 4th October, 1800-2115. Ticket price: £35.00.
 

Sound of Shetland


Like Shetland's knitwear, our music has been influenced by a unique history, blending Scottish and Nordic heritage in a vibrant living tradition. From reels to airs, renowned fiddle player Kirsten Hendry will share highlights from our musical heritage. Take your knitting and enjoy a truly local experience with an informal Shetland 'supper' of soup, bannocks, a dram or soft drink.

Friday 4th October, 1800 - 1900. Ticket price: £20.00

A Lace Wall Hanging with Anne Eunson


Join Anne and learn, or expand, your knowledge of lace knitting. Choose a lace pattern to suit your own knitting ability. In class you should be able to complete a small Wall Hanging but if you prefer to carry on knitting you can turn any of the patterns into a scarf. Bring a ball of lace yarn and needles to suit.

Friday 4th October, 1830 - 2130. Ticket price: £45.00.

Shetland Wool Week Spree


To celebrate the almost-end of Wool Week, join us for a traditional Shetland dance, with music from a local band. Learn some traditional dances, with some local dancers to help you, or simply enjoy the music. A light supper is included in the price. The bar will be open, and you'll have a chance to win some quality textile prizes in the raffle.

Friday 4th October, 2000 - 2300. Ticket price: £13.00.

J&S Swatch for a Hat with Felicity Ford


Join Felicity Ford in this Hat-swatching class exclusive to Jamieson & Smith. A forthcoming KNITSONIK hat pattern features small, organic shapes and is specifically designed to reflect a wide variety of inspiration sources. Choose yarns from a curated Shetland palette, and design your own wearable souvenir. The price includes 8 full balls of Jumper Weight to take away with you.

Saturday 5th October, 0930 - 1230.  Ticket price £56.00.

The Perfect Picture


With social media and on-line selling so prominent in our lives, we often struggle with producing accurate and interesting photographs. In this class we will consider light, flash, aperture, speed, composition etc. and post-picture processing.  Let Austin de-mystify the process and teach you how to take the perfect picture!

Saturday 5th October, 0945 - 1315.  Ticket price: £50.00.

Branding for Creative Businesses with Gail Turpin Designs


In this practical workshop for creatives, we'll discover that branding is about much more than just a logo: it is an essential part of your business, in turn driving your marketing and sales. Through group and individual sessions, led by Gail and Astrid of Gail Turpin Design, you'll explore what your brand is - and what it could be. This workshop will include a long lunch break in order to make a class visit to the Makers' Market. See wesbite for further details.

Saturday 5th October, 1000 - 1800.  Ticket price: £90.00.

Introduction to Shetland Lace: Auld Shell, New Shell with Linda Shearer


Introduction to Shetland Lace knitting, using the 'Auld Shell' and 'New Shell' designs.  In this class you will learn these basic designs and go on to knit a scarf or neckwarmer.  A selection of shades of Shetland lace yarn will be available, so you will have the opportunity to play with colours in your design. See website for materials.

Saturday 5th October, 1000-1300.  Ticket price: £50.00.

Felted Trows from Folklore


Felted Trows from Folklore Come along and hand felt your own Shetland Trow inspired by traditional folklore tales, using a mixture of felting techniques, stitching and embellishing. Let your imagination run wild whilst learning about the secretive life of Trows and their Knowes! Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Saturday 5th October, 1030 - 1300.  Ticket price: £40.00.
 
 

J&S Mitts-a-long with Felicity Ford


Join Felicity Ford in this Mitts-a-long class exclusive to Jamieson & Smith for Shetland Wool Week. Using the KNITSONIK system you will design a pair of mitts using J&S yarns, a curated palette and a Shetland inspiration chosen by Felicity. The price of this class includes 8 full balls of 2ply Jumper Weight to take away for finishing your mitts.

Saturday 5th October, 1330 - 1630.  Ticket price: £56.00.

 

Felted Shetland Postcards


Come along and hand felt a Shetland Postcard using your favourite Shetland scene as inspiration. We will be using needle felting techniques with natural Shetland wool and vibrant merinos You can even write your own message in yarn on the back of your postcard. Take along a sketch or image of your scene to work from. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Saturday 5th October, 1400 - 1630.  Ticket price: £40.00.
 

Shetland's Natural and Cultural Heritage South Mainland Tour. Theme- Folklore


Join experts from Shetland Amenity Trust, the organisation that cares for Shetland’s Natural and Cultural Heritage, who run the Shetland Museum and Archives, and the organisers of Shetland Wool Week. This tour will take you on a unique journey to explore our three major visitor attractions in the South Mainland at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse & Nature Reserve, Old Scatness Broch & Iron Age Village, and the Shetland Crofthouse Museum where you will have the chance to learn all about Shetland’s folklore, myths and legends. 

Saturday 5th October, 1400 - 1730. Ticket price: £50.00.

Shetland Flock Book 2019 & Fine Fleece Prizegiving Supper and Dance with Vi-Spring (No Transport Included)


Round off your Wool Week and enjoy a social evening with traditional Shetland fiddle music, Shetland dancing and a light supper. Meet islanders and crofters and learn about the raw material that brings us all together. See the trophies being awarded to this year’s prize winners following the annual Flock Book show and Shetland fine wool competition. A round up and finale to a great week!

Saturday 5th October, 1900 - 2330. Ticket price: £15.00.

Shetland Flock Book 2019 & Fine Fleece Prizegiving Supper and Dance with Vi-Spring (With Transport)


Round off your Wool Week and enjoy a social evening with traditional Shetland fiddle music, Shetland dancing and a light supper. Meet islanders and crofters and learn about the raw material that brings us all together. See the trophies being awarded to this year’s prize winners following the annual Flock Book show and Shetland fine wool competition. A round up and finale to a great week!

Saturday 5th October, 1900 -2330. Ticket price: £20.00.

Tour to South Mainland


Travel to the most southerly point of mainland Shetland, with your local guide. Discover 5,000 years of history at Jarlshof, an important archaeological site.  Meet two separate groups of sheep and learn how they fit into the industry.  Visit Quendale Mill, a restored water mill. Lunch provided. See website for full itinerary.

Sunday 6th October, 0845 - 1515. Ticket price: £75.00.
 

Sharing, Sherry, Shortbread and Cheese: Sunday Morning Playtime!


Join us in a woolly play day at Hoswick. Share Wool Week tales over a morning glass or two of sherry. This is a time that visitors, locals, tutors and friends all get together to knit, spin, play and reflect. Enjoy cheese and crackers, shortbread and local music - a lovely warm atmosphere is embraced.

Sunday 6th October, 1000-1400. Ticket price: £20.00.