Wool Week Wednesday and Thursday

big1So we began Wednesday with another class on Fair Isle by Hazel Tindall, again it went down a treat!

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PicMonkey Collage big2In the afternoon we had the first of our lace classes with Elizabeth Johnson of Shetland Handspun, as usual once things got going this was one of the quietest classes.. lots of concentrating going on!

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We stayed open after five last night to host the Shetland launch of Gudrun Johnstons newest book, The Shetland Trader Book 2!

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Gudruns new book has 10 patterns, a number using J&S yarns, 3 of which you see here! We sold out of the book after a couple of hours and it was great to see how many people came to support Gudrun

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Today we began the day with something a bit different for us, a fleece preparation class with Deborah Gray.

big1This involved Deborah showing the group how to prepare raw fleece for spinning, really interesting!

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And this afternoon another class from Mary Henderson, this time of steeking! aka cutting your knitting! (not as scary as it sounds!!)

big1Mary had the group knit a ‘Mug Hug’ mug warmer, a nice small project perfect for steeking!

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Another great few days, I headed to the Museum tonight to listen to Hazel Tindall and Stella Ruhe’s talk on Knitting in the 1960s and Dutch Ganseys, really interesting! Ill be back on Saturday with a round up of the last few days of Shetland Wool Week at J&S.

Happy Knitting!

 

5 thoughts on “Wool Week Wednesday and Thursday

  1. Patricia Reddy October 10, 2014 / 2:56 am

    so beautiful ……………. thank you for sharing …………. wish I could be over there with you all

  2. carys davies October 10, 2014 / 11:19 am

    I love seeing what everyone is wearing too – lots of lovely shawl. J&S should have an online gallery!

  3. wspines October 10, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    All the classes look wonderful, hope to someday be there.

  4. operacat October 10, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    Enjoyed the class on steeking very much – not only did I learn about steeking, I learnt to be more confident about using dpns!

  5. carolscreativeworkshops.net October 11, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Wish I was there – met Hazell a couple of years back when I visited Shetland with my knitting group. Lovely to see everyone working so hard, but having such a peaceful time and, as another comment says, great to see what people are wearing!

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