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Last Few Days of Wool Week 2016

I hope you liked our post last week about the classes at J&S during Wool Week, again I’m sorry it was so brief, I still can’t get over how busy it was! We were still working on Saturday but I nipped out quickly to visit the Makers Market at Islesburgh – which was pinned! Its a great chance for local makers and small yarn producers to show what they make to a very appreciative public.


My (Ella’s) Dad Smirk was there with Cartoons


Foula Wool


Students from the Textiles Course at the Shetland College


Kathy Coull was there with Fair Isle Yarn


The always bright and cheerful Neilanell knitwear


busy busy!

I came back from the Makers Market and me and Sandra headed up for a quick look at the Marts, every year the Flock Book have the sale of Pure Shetland Sheep and Lambs, its always good to see the Sheep (reminds you what Wool Week is all about!) Scott who works in the Woolstore had been there all morning as Oliver and Jan were judging the wool on the hoof so the next photos are all taken by him








Vispring always provides the sponsorship for the Fine Wool and I was asked to present it to the winners:


Me with the White Lamb and Coloured Lamb winners


l-r: Lamb White winner and Overall Champion, Coloured Lamb winner, Adult White winner and Coloured Adult Winner.

On Sunday after a bit of a lie in I headed out to Tingwall for the Sunday Teas held by the Guild, its one of my favourite bits of Wool Week..




As well as the lovely food there are brilliant displays of the Work of the Guild which is always so inspiring!


Sue Arthurs Handspun Handknitted Jumper


Kathleen Andersons Lovely Lace


Hazel Tindall’s beautiful Fair Isle

I hope you’ve enjoyed this more relaxed look at the last few days of Wool Week, we are just about recovered, but already looking forward to next year.

Happy Knitting!






7 Comments Post a comment
  1. jemtext #

    Was a superb wool week, thanks for even more pictures and text. Counting down the days to the next one – and only got home yesterday afternoon!

    October 7, 2016
  2. sophy0075 #

    Thank you for posting these wonderful photos. This is the absolute best way to count sheep!

    I’m wondering if you might know the pattern for the cap in natural colours with the beautiful star on top that’s above the “Vispring” text.

    October 7, 2016
  3. Sheila McMillan #

    These pictures are great! Thank you for posting them. It encourages me to dream of attending Shetland Wool Week. Maybe one of these years I can actually be a part of this and not just enjoying the posts.

    October 8, 2016
  4. Susan #

    Wool on the Hoof! great expression…… sister, when looking at sheep on the hillside would say, Look at all those little sweaters up there 🙂
    Thanks for the photos, that jumper by Sue Arthur took my breath away!!!

    October 9, 2016
  5. I loved seeing ALL of it – with a soft spot for the wee sheep!

    October 9, 2016
  6. Karen M. #

    Wonderful pictures, the only way I will not be at Wool Week next year is if I cannot get time off work.

    October 29, 2016
  7. Great post.

    April 12, 2020

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