Wool Week Saturday and Sunday

Our last class yesterday was with the brilliant Felicity Ford, who’s new book arrived on Friday, nearly ready to post to all the people who backed the campaign to publish it!

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Felicitys friendly teaching style meant for a great class on being inspired by pictures and your life in your Fair Isle Knitting

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The shop was open til dinnertime then I headed to the Wool Week hub at the Shetland Museum, it looked really great!

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This map was full of pins showing where all the visitors have come from!

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big3 big2As well as the hub being open the Town Hall was filled with producers at the Makers Market, from Foula Wool to Shetland Handspun.

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There was also some historical things there, one of the makers, a knitter also had on her table some Wool related memories, including these vintage slips from Jamieson & Smith in the 1970s!

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Today marked the end of Shetland Wool Week and I went out to Whiteness for the annual Sunday Teas held by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers

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As well as the great teas and fancies the Guild also has a presentation of their work, and there were some fantastic things to be seen from some well known Shetland Knitters: Ina Irvine, Hazel Tindall, Linda Shearer and Kathleen Anderson to name a few!

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I also spied a number of things which were entries to the Colourbox Competition we hold at the Voe and Cunningsburgh shows like Lindas jumper seen above.

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Members of the Guild were also demonstrating which was great to see!

big4Sue, Loretta, Outi and Eve spinning and knitting away.

This marks the end of my posts about Shetland Wool Week, its been a fantastic week and I hope you have enjoyed seeing what was happening in Shetland. I have so many pictures I didnt get to use that you may be seeing some more! For now though its time to tidy up the shop and get things back to normal,

Happy Knitting! xx

9 thoughts on “Wool Week Saturday and Sunday

  1. Nancy Nordquist October 12, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    Marvelous photos! Thanks so much for sharing them.

  2. Nancy October 12, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    Oh, oh, oh…such beautiful wonders in wool! Lovely to see the ‘colour box challenge’ pieces as well. Thank you so much for helping those of us around the world feel a part of Shetland Wool Week. We will be watching for any other pictures you feel like sharing and continue to drool from afar…

  3. carolscreativeworkshops.net October 13, 2014 / 6:25 am

    Amazing to see the map showing how far people had travelled to be at Wool Week. It certainly looks as if it was well worth the journey. Gorgeous fair isle designs, so well executed. Really enjoyed the pictures and hope to get there one year xx

  4. Andy October 13, 2014 / 7:41 am

    Ella thank you for sharing the photos and all the wonderful activities. I hope to go one year saving my pennies.

  5. Wol 'n Draad October 13, 2014 / 8:39 am

    Thankyou so much for sharing your lovely photo’s and posts for the last week. It has really made me feel part of Wool Week and even more determined to save up to come to this event!
    How wonderful to see the creativity and inspiration by all taking part.
    Thanks again!
    Love, Ineke

  6. ANNIE REID October 13, 2014 / 10:47 am

    Hi Folks, just thought Id drop you a line to say I haven’t yet received my second order for two balls of Strawberry crush Ultra. I just wanted to let you know incase you had already posted it, can you let me know whats happening with it? Many thanks, Annie Reid

  7. Ella October 13, 2014 / 10:49 am

    Hi Anne, we don’t produce Ultra, that is Jamiesons, a different company from us so you would need to contact them, thanks

  8. terrie October 13, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    Such lovely photos of happy people and wonderful Shetland wool in all its forms. Thank you for sharing this delightful week with us!

  9. Kathy, Michigan USA October 13, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    I have so enjoyed attending Wool Week vicariously through your posts. I am curious about one thing – it seems that while there is an Opening Ceremony, there doesn’t seem to be any closing event? It always seemed anticlimactic to me as I follow the blogs that Wool Week is just abruptly over. Has anyone ever thought about having a closing party? Thanks again for showing off the doings of the Week for those of us far away.

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