A knitting castle

Work is beginning on the renovations of Brough Lodge, a nineteenth century estate on the Shetland island of Fetlar. It’s stunning and everything – both the building itself and it’s beautiful surroundings feel a little bit unreal, like something from a fairytale – but that’s not the whole reason we’re mentioning it to you…

One day Brough Lodge will be a knitting retreat. Yup, a place to cosy up for an entire holiday and knit. We’ve been speaking about this with the people behind the project, Pierre and Deborah (Deborah is a lovely knitter herself). The pair have the most amazing and inspiring vision for the place that includes knitting workshops and residencies. Plans are to finish the building to an exceptionally high standard in terms of materials, design and furnishings to create a place that you just won’t want to ever leave.

The project is a big one – and it needs support. The house is in need of major repairs and there’s a long way to go before it’s a luxury knitting escape in the wilds. We can hardly wait for that point, so Jamieson & Smith are sponsoring the project. Individuals can also donate to the project here. Please do. Your name is kept on record as a supporter of the project. And if you’re really keen, they are also looking for a patron who the Lodge will be named after… How cool is that?!


4 thoughts on “A knitting castle

  1. Painkyler August 20, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    I like to work there or anywhere else in Scotland's remote even if voluntary.

    Email: acarlosgb@gmail.com

  2. jules August 22, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    Wonderful! I really hope I can get back to Shetland again sometime… and visit this amazing place. Well done on supporting such a great thing!


  3. Kathleen September 1, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    What a totally crazy and absolutely wonderful idea! Best of luck with this immense project….I will see what I can do to make a donation and certainly look forward to the day I can visit.

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