Shetland Wool Week 2017 at J&S

Hello everyone! thank you for your response to our last post, we are so pleased with how many of you are picking up the book, the digital PDF version is now online too.

Today i’m back with some photos from Shetland Wool Week, every year that it gets bigger I get less photos but I still got a good selection from what was happening in the shop.. We had classes every weekday alongside some free drop in events and it worked really well. We always have an excellent response to Hazels Fair Isle class..

Fair Isle with Hazel Tindall
knitting, cutting and steek relief!

And Felicity Ford was back again with her inspirational Mitts-a-long, this year everyone left with a full 8 balls of Jumper weight to finish their project started in the class inspired by a group of photos and a colour palette picked by Felix

Mittsalong Class with Felicity Ford (and a fetching neepheid!)
more nice knitwear in Felix’s’ class – a Cruden and Laebrack

We tried to fight the losing battle of keeping shelves filled up (if anyone can do it, its Sandra!) And we had more classes like Drop Spindling..

Drop Spindling with Deborah Gray

And a great evening event which was a trunk show for Jen and Jim Arnal Cullifords new book – A Year of Techniques which features a couple of projects in J&S yarns. It was great to see them again and celebrate the new book!

A Year of Techniques Trunk Show

We loved this hat which features the motif’s from the Baable Hat, Crofthoose and Bousta Beanie!

Felicity and Sandra say cheers to J&S!

We also had a launch event for our new book, and had all the designs on display. It was so good to finally have all the projects out and the book available. yippee!

Friday Morning was a bit quieter which was good as we had a lace class with Elizabeth Johnston, something which needs a bit of concentration I reckon!

Shetland Lace with Elizabeth Johnston
Felicity’s amazing wedding bunting!

Oliver’s last tour of Wool Week

But Friday afternoon was so busy! We had Oliver’s last tour of the week and a trunk show for Felicity’s next book, and everyone seemed to come for a look.. I don’t know how I had time to get the above pictures!

The Hub

After work on Friday I crawled to the museum to visit the Hub and admire the knitwear on display and the merchandise, I love the sweatshirts! (I bought one, of course!)

On Saturday Me, Kharis and Sandra were at the shop but i nipped over to Gremista farm where we were holding an event together with Eric at the farm and Vispring. Unfortuantely the Flock Book event fell outside Wool Week so we decided to have an event with sheep, food and farmers which went down really well and we are already thinking about how to make next year better!

Aah, all in all another successful Wool Week. There is such an amazing range of events on all week and this is just a small slice of what happened at J&S, happy knitting!

6 thoughts on “Shetland Wool Week 2017 at J&S

  1. Stephanie October 4, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Wonderful post, thank you. Oh my goodness those shelves full of wool 🙂

  2. susan October 5, 2017 / 1:09 am

    These posts are really invigorating………That hat with all the motives are really super, as are all the sheep photos!!~

  3. Lee October 5, 2017 / 6:11 am

    I was a newbie to The Shetland Wool Week. I was lucky enough to be in Hazel’s Fair Isle knitting class. I loved every moment of Shetland Wool Week. It was the perfect vacation for me. I love the beanie with all the motifs, what a great idea! My only regret is leaving without buying the Yokes book and the story of Shetland. I will ask someone to buy them for me for Christmas.

  4. jennifer Henderson October 6, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Lovely to see all the goings on and the lovely jumpers and hats people made. I’ve only managed to knit hats so far but am feel I if inspired to try something bigger . Hope to make it up one day you just need to change the dates to include school holidays !

  5. Julia Badger October 7, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Wonderful post and great photos. Well done Sandra for keeping the shelves full.

  6. Diane October 8, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Was a great week! My first in Shetland for Wool Week and I loved it all. Great to see so many people with a shared passion in one place. Thanks for all your hard work dealing with all us pesky customers all week…

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