Wool Week Day 5 – Friday!
Wool Week day 5 has come and gone, today was so busy in the shop i didnt get as many photos as i liked but in the morning we had an advanced lace class with Mary Kay. Mary is a brilliant hand spinner and knitter and she brought lots of examples to show the ladies in the class.
She quickly got everybody knitting and the concentration quietness set in..
All day the shop was very busy, we had visits from lots of people in their fancy Fair Isle!
I love Felicity’s face in this picture! These two ladies arrived in their lovely jumpers. We also met Felipe from Brazil who handknitted his jumper. He used an all-over from the Shetland Museum photo collection as inspiration.
We were all very interested in his oxter (armpit) gussets!
While all this was going on we had a darning masterclass with the brilliant Tom van Deijnen aka Tom Of Holland. He brought so much great stuff with him, I kept trying to go over and take some pictures but customers come first!
You can read more about the kind of things Tom teaches and his passions on his blog here.
Tom had lots of darning mushrooms and knitted fabric for people to practice on. Since we sell and are passionate about handmade woollen products Toms vision is definitely in line with our own and it was really interesting to see how he is bringing back the older techniques.
Tomorrow there are still lots of things going on, including the Shetland Flock Book Fine Fleece Prize Giving which will be happening up at the Marts in Lerwick and the Makers Market in the Town Hall.
I will be holding the fort at the shop until lunchtime then I’m hoping to get out and see some things so there might be another blog post tomorrow.
Until then, happy knitting! Ella x