Yippee! Shetland Wool Week 2017 has begun! We have been a bit quiet here over the last peerie while but we have been busy getting organised for this week. The shop has been so busy and we are so excited to see everyone! We have classes on at J&S this week but we also have a few free events which we have just finalised this past couple of weeks so if you are in Shetland this week please come along..
A Year of Techniques Trunk Show
The first event is with our friends Jen and Jim Arnall Culliford and it is a trunk show of their Year of Techniques book, this book has just been released in paperback and features 12 projects all using different techniques to improve your knitting. There are a number of the designs which are worked in J&S yarns and Jen and Jim will be in the shop with all the samples and ready and willing to chat about the book. We will have copies for sale and the event is:
Tuesday 26th September: 6pm – 8pm
J&S Trunk Show
You may have seen this week on Instagram and Ravelry that we have been sharing pictures from our newest book. Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story gives you the history of J&S and a collection of hand knitting patterns by a group of some of our favourite designers(and a couple of J&S staff members!). We will be hosting an event in the shop where you can see all the items from the book and plan which to knit first.. This event is on:
Thursday 28th September
PS.. on the online shop there is a page for the book and as soon as it is available you can purchase it from there!
Felicity Ford Trunk Show
Another event is with Felicity Ford who has just announced her next book and to celebrate is also hosting a trunk show at J&S with samples from her new book The Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook. Felix’s first book is one of our favourites and we cannot wait to see the new work all knit using 2ply Jumper Weight. This event is:
Friday 29th September 2.30pm-4.30pm
Wool and Grading Demonstration
Not forgetting one of our busiest events – Olivers sorting and grading demonstrations have become a must-see event at wool week and this free drop-in event takes place on:
Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th Septmeber at 2pm
Phewf! Its set to be a busy old week so I don’t think I will get blogged every day but we will be back after Wool Week with a roundup of Shetland Wool Week. If you are here for it we hope you enjoy it, happy knitting!
PS. we will be trying our best to keep up with online orders and emails but there may be a delay in us responding and getting out parcels, please accept our apologies! xx