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Tickets to Shetland Wool Week 2022 go live on Wednesday

Published: 09 August 2022

The much-anticipated tickets to this year’s Shetland Wool Week will go live on Wednesday 10 August at 2.00pm.

The popular nine-day event, which is organised by Shetland Amenity Trust, will take place from 24 September – 2 October having been online for the past two years. The SWW programme was shared last week and, whilst it is slightly scaled back from previous years still offers a broad range of classes, talks, tours, exhibitions and drop in events – all taking place throughout the isles with a focus on Shetland wool, crofting, heritage and textiles design.

Jacqui Birnie, Cultural Heritage Manager said: “We’ve had a really positive response to the programme and are excited to be back. There are over 200 events lined up, including classes in lace knitting, makkin belts, wool sorting and weaving, to more unusual topics such as a Fair Isle inspired Japanese Hina dolls. These, together with talks, drop ins and open studios means that anyone attending can fill their nine days or just dip in and out of the programme.”

Originally the SWW organisers did not think they would be able to host any of the larger scale activities due to social distancing restrictions, but plans are in place for some of these to return, such as the popular SWW Hub in the Museum, as well as the Makers’ Market with a focus on woollen products.

Jacqui continued: “Shetland Wool Week would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the Shetland community who has stepped forward to put on and organise an event helping us to make it happen. At this stage we anticipate around 500 people to attend, so come the end of September Shetland will be bustling with activity, and hopefully we’ll be seeing hundreds of Wool Week ‘Bonnie Isle’ hats, too!”

The Shetland Wool Week programme can be found at www.shetlandwoolweek.com and tickets go on sale Wednesday 10 August at 2.00pm