For anyone who doesn't know, Shetland Wool Week is a special event which is held this year throughout Shetland from the 08 to 14 October. It will be a celebration of Shetland traditions, an opportunity to take workshops from talented Shetland knitters, hear speakers at the Shetland Museum--so much going on that I'm really excited to be attending.
The Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers has produced a book of Shetland lace patterns which will be introduced at the event. You can be sure, I'll be in line to buy a copy--or more.
I'm travelling with three keen knitters who initally came on past Scottish Skeins & Skerries Tours as unknown participants (to me), and have become friends. Jamieson & Smith (known as the Wool Brokers to the locals) is the primary sponsor and Kate Davies is the honorary patron this year.To learn more about the details, have a look at: http://www.shetlandwoolweek.com/ .
If you would like to attend next year, the dates in 2013 are from 07 to 13 October.