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Shetland Wool Week

Shetland Wool Week has now been established for seven years, and continues to grow each year with a worldwide following.

 

Fair Isle Knitting Kit Fair Isle Knitting Kit Zoom Shetland Amenity Trust helped to arrange the first Wool Week in Shetland in October 2010, following the national event organised by the Campaign for Wool.  The team at Promote Shetland have worked closely in partnership with other Trust staff, and lead partners, Jamieson and Smith (Shetland Wool Brokers) Ltd to develop this into a very successful event.  Each year a new product is launched at the event, and this year saw the culmination of another joint project between the Trust and the Wool Brokers.  A new range of yarn was created, based on the colours from original pieces in the Shetland Museum textiles collection.  These colours have been developed along with knitting patterns inspired by these same pieces, into knitting kits which are now on sale exclusively at the Shetland Heritage Shop.

Knitters at Wool Week Knitters at Wool Week Zoom

 

Shetland Wool Week includes a number of other partners from all areas of Shetland's wool and textile community, who work together to put on an extensive programme of events and activities throughout the week.  Visitors travel to Shetland from as far afield as Australia, Canada and Brazil.