New lace book to be unveiled at Shetland Wool Week 2012.


Photos courtesy of Shetland Wool Week.

At the much anticipated 2012 Shetland Wool Week, the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Dyers, and Knitters will launch a book of Shetland lace knitting patterns. The guild will introduce its new publication at the Shetland Museum & Archives on Monday, October 8. Guild members are involved in Wool Week in many ways, doing demonstrations as a group, in addition to members leading workshops. Hazel Tindall is a longtime member of the guild who will be teaching a Fair Isle workshop. Hazel is known the world over for her beautiful work and incredible knitting speed. Here is a video showing her in action.


Shetland Wool Week spans October 8-14 this year. Other events include wool sorting and grading with Oliver Henry of Jamieson and Smith, lectures from Dr. Carol Christiansen, curator at the Shetland Museum & Archives, and the launch of a new collection from knitwear designer and writer Kate Davies. Check the Shetland Wool Week website and Facebook page for a full listing of events.




Spinning at the Shetland Museum and Archives. Shetland Organics  Oliver Henry of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Woolbrokers.


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