Open studio, behind the scenes tour, exhibition
Niela Kalra and her team are hosting an open studio at Nielanell - open 09.00-17.30, daily during Shetland Wool Week. Drop into the studio, on the main street in Hoswick, and help us celebrate our tenth birthday with a glass of something...
Niela is also holding a daily 'Meet the Designer' event at 13.00, which includes a behind the scenes tour. In addition, Niela also has a special exhibition of knit and glass in one of the village's oldest buildings!
NB Please find futher details of these events below
Open 9.30am-5pm daily (closed Sun 30th for private event)
Our village's wonderful Visitor Centre & Cafe is open daily. Along with the local history exhibitions (the HVC was previously the Hoswick Weaving Shed) you'll find a special display for SWW18 - Niela Kalra's collection of spinning wheels, which come from all over the world.
On sale at HVC during SWW are local crafts, knitwear and knitting pattern kits by Elizabeth Johnston
10am-5pm daily (except Sun 30th): as well as the scheduled classes, there is a drop-in area free to use, with a textile library. Shetland knitters and spinners will be in residence during the week - Elizabeth is on duty on Monday, Wed and Fri mornings.
HVC is also the venue for workshops and classes programmed by this year's Shetland Wool Week Patron - Elizabeth Johnston.
Just a few doors down from Nielanell, find Laurence Odie Knitwear - one of Shetland's knitwear manufacturers. Find hand and machine knitted pieces at amazing prices! Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.