Shetland Wool Week
4th-12th October 2014
Shetland wool is a world-class natural fibre, and its reputation relies on the islands' native expertise from the crofters who grow it to the talented Shetland women who design and create with it. The legacy of the isles early wool industry has gifted contemporary Shetland with an international reputation for excellence in knitting and textiles.
Now in its fifth year, Shetland Wool Week is a celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, Shetland’s textile industries and rural farming communities.
The varied and extensive line up for 2013 included master classes and events with well-known local and international knitters and designers, knitting master classes and workshops in Fair Isle and Shetland Fine Lace, workshops in hand-spinning, weaving and felting and much more. Details about the 2014 event will be added soon.
On This Site
- Find out more about Shetland's knitting and textiles
- Check out the Shetland Accordion & Fiddle Festival, also running in October
From Other Sites
- Take a look at Jamieson and Smith's website