It was a bit of a quieter day in the shop today. In the morning we had a needlefelting class with the lovely Rosalynn Fraser of Rolo, she brought a huge amount of needles, sponges and a huge range of stuff for the ladies to attach their felted creations to..
Before long everybody was stabbing away, it certainly looked like a good stress reliever! We had a few peerie stabs to the finger but luckily our office manager June is a first aider so she came armed with plasters.
By the end everyone had made something that looked great, a few of them even left wearing brooches they had made!
In the afternoon we had no classes but i thought id get some photos of Oliver’s talk. Every day this week Oliver, the manager and head wool man at J&S, has been giving a demonstration of the Wool grading and sorting him, Stuart and Derek do.
Oliver’s knowledge and skills are invaluable and its always interesting to hear him speaking about Shetland Wool! (Especially in his snazzy handknitted hat by Sandra.)
He went through all the different grades, from Superfine to Grade 4, Superfine being the softest and Grade 4 being the roughest. We use every grade in J&S products, no wool is wasted!
Tomorrow we have one of Shetland’s best knitters Mary Kay giving a lace class in the morning and the wonderful Tom of Holland giving a darning masterclass in the afternoon. It’s bound to be an interesting day!
Wool Week may be coming to an end but tomorrow night the North Atlantic Sheep and Wool Conference kicks off, you can read more about it here.
See you tomorrow, happy knitting! x