Shetland Wool Week Oct 2014


26th September 2014

Shetland Wool Week 4-12 October 2014

 

Well, Wool Week is here again. 

 

We have a rather special offering down here for Hoswick Wool Week – Elizabeth Johnston of Shetland Handspun and I hire the Hoswick Visitor Centre (formerly the local weaving mill) for the week and we run classes in dyeing, spinning, fleece preparation and knitting. 

 

Every year we aim to expand our classes – this year we’re offering basket making, machine knitting and shawl-pin whittling!  Cecil, a local former weaver will also be doing tours, speaking of the textile history in the area and also his vintage radio collection.

In addition, we will be serving scrumptious light lunches with tea and coffee during the day, so do come along and visit.

 

We have frequent drop in clinics so bring your knitting or spinning and textile crafts with you.  Last year these proved very popular - you are assured of a warm welcome.

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While you’re in the village drop in to the studio where Niela’s mom can be found.  Indulge in the smells and sights of more woolly knitwear than you can ever imagine.  Have a rest on the gentlemen and small children’s couch – once in it you will never be able rise!  She will be open from 9am – 5pm or later… just ask us at the Visitor Centre if you lose her.

And you can’t miss a visit to Laurence Odie’s knitwear factory shop where you will find traditional Shetland knitwear at great prices.  

Everything is within walking distance from each other, with regular buses coming through. Phone or email if you need help with transport.  All in all, Hoswick is the place to be during Wool Week!

 

shetlandwoolweek.com

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nielanell's Hoswick studio shop is open during Wool Week, 9am-5pm.

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Also in Howsick, Laurence Odie's factory shop will be open during Wool Week.

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Handspun yarn made by a student in the 'Wild Wool Play Day' last year.

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