wool week friday,saturday and sunday
On Friday we had another class with Felicity, this time the class were working from another set of inspiration pictures and different shades of 2 ply Jumper Weight.
Lots of brilliant swatches again! In the afternoon we had Deborah Gray in doing some drop spindling, we always try and offer at least one spinning class although it is tricky for the space, using the combed tops very quickly everyone was spinning away!
All through the week Oliver was also giving his sorting and grading demonstrations which was busy as always!
On Saturday morning Kharis and Amy held the fort at the shop and I went for a look at the Marts Flock Book sale
I then headed to the Wool Week Hub at Islesburgh Community Centre, where the Makers Market was being held
Traditional knitting by Patricia Doull
Scarves and Snoods by Fraser Knitwear
All through the week the Hub was the base for Wool Week and it worked brilliantly as there was plenty of space for people to sit and knit, spin or whatever!
This map shows all the far flung places people come from to go to Shetland Wool Week, its amazing!
Yesterday to finish off the week we attended the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers Sunday Teas at Tingwall
Sunday Tea’s is Shetland are a classic and they didn’t disappoint! As well as the cakes and fancy’s there was a great display of the Guild Member’s Work
So that wraps up the J&S coverage of Shetland Wool Week 2015, it is a crazy week for us but we always enjoy it and look forward already to next year!
Happy Knitting xx
What beautiful knitting! What scrumptious looking tea! What a wonderful world-wide assembly of attendees! I wonder if perhaps in future WWs, you might consider offering “Skype” – type attendance for those of us who can’t afford the air-travel costs?
The swatches are stunning! Beautiful colours
Making us MORE jealous!!! Skype……..good idea!!