Shetland Wool Week 2017: what's on in Hoswick


16th May 2017
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Hoswick wool week // SHETLAND WOOL WEEK 2017

 

The Hoswick series of workshops is back for Shetland Wool Week 2017, with a varied programme of classes organised by Elizabeth Johnston of Shetland Handspun and Niela Kalra of Nielanell.

 

This year’s programme sees world-renowned Shetland knitters, spinners and dyers teaching alongside visiting tutors Ruth Gough, Bonnie Lefebre, Maja Siska, Dj Stefek, Hadewych van der Werf and Laura West.

 

There's even non-woolly workshops: our photography and woodwork classes are back this year, by popular demand. And new for 2017 is our workshop with bookbinder Laura West. Plus there's our regular (free) drop-in clinics, and a local history talk and tour led by former weaver, Cecil Duncan.

 

All the classes take place in the friendly, village atmosphere of Hoswick on Shetland’s South Mainland.

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The hoswick programme

Scroll down for our at-a-glance guide to the 25 events, and click through to book tickets at the central Shetland Wool Week booking office.

 

Hoswick Wool Week is based at our 'Hoswick Hub' - the brilliant Hoswick Visitor Centre. We are just 20 minutes drive from Lerwick - and can also help you with transport to our classes (contact us - info@nielanell.com).

 

If there's something that catches your eye, don't delay (tickets for some events sell out within the first hour)! Booking opens at 1pm on May 24th.

 

A flavour of last year's woolly fun in Hoswick >>

// MONday 25 SEPTember

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// ALL DAY CLASSES

 

 

A Norwegian Challenge

with HADEWYCH van der Werf

MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£105 // book tickets >>

 

 

The Dye Spell: Do You Dare?

with NIELA KALRA

MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£120 // book tickets >>

 

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// ALL DAY CLASSES

 

 

Four Fingers and a Thumb

with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON

MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm
£105 // book tickets >>

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// EVENING CLASSES

 

 

up your game: Improvers Spinning Class

with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON

MONDAY 25th SEPT 2017

EVENING // 6.30pm – 9.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

 

Shawl Pin Whittle Workshop

with CECIL TAIT

Monday 25th September 2017

EVENING //  6.30pm – 9.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

// tuesday 26 september

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// ALL DAY

 

 

Knit a Mini Shetland Hap

ANNE EUNSON & KATHLEEN ANDERSON

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£105 // book tickets >>

 

 

 

Gradient Discovery Day for Spinners

with NIELA KALRA

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£120 // book tickets >>

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// ALL DAY

 

 

Spinning Woollen and Worsted

with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017
ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00 pm
£110 // book tickets >>

 

 

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// EVENING

 

 

Painting with wool

with WILMA MALCOLMSON

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

EVENING // 6.30pm-9.30pm // Hoswick Visitor Centre, Sandwick

£45 // book tickets >>

 

 

More is More: Cuffs, Basques and Trims

with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

EVENING // 6.30pm – 9.30pm

£45  // book tickets >>

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// EVENING cont'd

 

 

The Final Step: Washing and Blocking Lace (and other Knitwear...)

with ANNE EUNSON

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

EVENING // 6.30pm – 9.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

Mother Astrop

with HADEWYCH VAN DER WERF

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2017

EVENING // 6.30pm – 9.30pm

£45  // book tickets >>

 

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nielanell open studio

The Nielanell emporium of colour and texture will be open every day during Wool Week, from 9am-5pm (or at times to suit you). Drop in for a chat, a coffee or a spin...

 

Find us just around the corner from the Howick Visitor Centre

// wednesday 27 september

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// MORNING

 

 

Knitting across Borders:
from Estonia to Shetland

with HADEWYCH VAN DER WERF

WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2016

EVENING // 10.00am-12.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

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// ALL DAY

 

 

Mak A Gravit - In a Day!

with ANNE EUNSON

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£110 // book tickets >>

 

 

Knitting Texture

with BONNIE LEFEBRE

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£105 // book tickets >>

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Not just wool

Along with all manner of knitting, dyeing and spinning we have some special non-woolly classes in Hoswick. Whittle a shawl pin, make a threading hook, improve your photography skills, or bind your own project book...

// thursday 28 september

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// ALL DAY

 

 

Bugs and Bark – Playing with Natural Dyes

with ELIZABETH JOHNSTON

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2017
ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm
£110 // book tickets >>

 

 

Double Knitting – A Journey into the Reversible

with HADEWYCH VAN DER WERF

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2017

ALL DAY // 10.00am – 4.00pm

£105 // book tickets >>

 

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// ALL DAY

 

 

The Importance of Plying

with RUTH GOUGH

THURSDAY 28th SEPT 2017

ALL DAY //  10.00am – 4pm
£105 // book tickets >>

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venue: hoswick visitor centre

During Wool Week we are based at Hoswick Visitor Centre, previously the Hoswick weaving shed. Cecil Duncan, who was a weaver here, will lead free tours from Saturday 23rd September to Friday 29th
September, at 1pm.

// friday 29 september

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// MORNING

 

 

Design – The Difficult Part

with NIELA KALRA
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

MORNING // 10.00am – 12.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

 

Keep it Wild

with MAJA SISKA

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

MORNING // 10.00am – 12.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

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// ALL DAY

 

 

A Shetland Photography Safari

with AUSTIN TAYLOR

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

ALL DAY // 9.00am – 5.00pm

£45 // book tickets >>

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// AFTERNOON

 

 

Shawl Pin Whittle Workshop

with CECIL TAIT

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

AFTERNOON //  1.30pm – 4.00pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

The Perfect Finish

with WILMA MALCOLMSON

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

AFTERNOON // 1.30pm – 4.00pm

£45 // book tickets >>

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// AFTERNOON

 

 

Get Organised: Make a 'Perpetual’ Knitting Workbook

with LAURA WEST

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

AFTERNOON //  1.30pm – 4.00pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

 

 

 

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// EVENING

 

 

The Perfect Finish

with WILMA MALCOLMSON

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

EVENING // 6.30pm – 9.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

 

Make a Wooden Needle and a Threading Hook

with CECIL TAIT

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017
EVENING // 6.30pm – 9.30pm
£45 // book tickets >>

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// EVENING

 

 

Get Organised: Make a ‘Perpetual’ Knitting Workbook

with LAURA WEST

FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

AFTERNOON // 18.30pm – 21.30pm

£45 // book tickets >>

// saturday 30 september & sunday 1 october

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saturday 30 september

// MORNING

 

 

The Perfect Picture

with AUSTIN TAYLOR

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

MORNING // 9.30am – 1.00pm

£50 // book tickets >>

 

 

Lacework for Lazy Knitters

with DJ STEFEK

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

MORNING // 9.30am – 1.00pm

£45 // book tickets >>

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saturday 30 september

// AFTERNOON

 

 

The Perfect Picture

with AUSTIN TAYLOR

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

AFTERNOON //1.30pm – 5.00pm

£50 // book tickets >>

 

 

Lacework for Lazy Knitters

with DJ STEFEK

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

MORNING // 1.30pm – 5.00pm

£45 // book tickets >>

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sunday 1 october

// SPECIAL EVENT

 

 

Sharing, Sherry, Cheese and Shortbread: Sunday Morning Playtime in Hoswick

with HOSWICK WOOL WEEK TUTORS
& FRIENDS

SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER

ALL DAY // 10am – 2pm

£20 // book tickets >>