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The studio shop is currently closed to visitors, and we are using safe working practices. The online shop is still open and you can get us on the phone, or email—please do get in touch using the details below!


opening hours: 
low season (october-april)

The studio has reduced hours from October until the end of April.
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm. 
However, if you would like to visit at a different time... we are almost always around in the village so please do get in touch!



Shetland wool week (annually - first week in october)

The studio shop is open daily during Shetland Wool Week.


The studio shop has an inviting and informal atmosphere – when not teaching SWW classes Niela can be found here chatting about life as a textile designer lucky enough to live in this rural village.


high season (may-september)

Between May and September, and during Shetland Wool Week (which runs into early October), the studio is open daily.

We can also open to suit you - get in touch on


If you are passing through, you can also call across the road at Tigh Na Bruich (house with wooden fence) or telephone:
01950 431516
07971 581032




get in touch




01950 431413 - studio shop, open May to September (or by appointment, see above)

01950 431516 - enquiries


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From Sandwick, head to Hoswick and the studio is on the left before Laurence Odie Knitwear and the Hoswick Visitor Centre.



The studio is in Hoswick, near Sandwick in south Mainland. Buses from Lerwick to Sandwick take 30 minutes, then a 10 minute walk to the Visitor Centre. Ask the driver to let you off by the Sandwick shop or Sandwick Hall.
Bus timetables:


local facilities

We are very proud of our Hoswick Visitor Centre which presents a hugely interesting account of the textile history in this area – and has the most haunting photographs of the Whale Caa. The welcoming staff also serve lovely snacks!

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Hoswick is a lovely village with a welcoming heart – a geographical nucleus with a close-knit population including many young families.


It is full of creative people and genuine folk, with strong local ties, who are not just connected to the land and sea but to their own history, culture and future.

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shetland art & craft trail

We feature in the 2017/18 Shetland Arts & Crafts Association trail, alongside many wonderful makers and artists from all over the Shetland Islands.


View the trail map here >

Download the trail (.pdf) >

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The village overlooks Hoswick Bay - our beach is amazing for beachcombing, seal and wildlife spotting. Take a boat trip to the nearby RSPB protected Mousa Isle – an uninhabited island with a rich history and wonderful wildlife - and climb up the ancient Mousa Broch.

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Laurence Odie, also based in Hoswick, has traditional Shetland knitwear at fantastic prices.

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