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Future of Shetland textiles

by Promote Shetland -

Shetland is known worldwide for its knitwear but it has a rich tradition of other textiles, too.

Weaving, sewing, hand knitting, machine knitting, crocheting... Shetland has it all. For generations, people have used wool to supplement their incomes and Shetland continues to be at the forefront in terms of textile design and innovation.

Shetland Wool Week attracts people from around the world to the islands. Sadly, as you might expect, this year's event is cancelled due to coronavirus, so we thought we'd share the video above, which has highlights from last year's event and gives you a flavour of what it's all about.

The video features Ronnie Eunson, founder of Uradale Yarns, which produces organic wool from native Shetland sheep. While we're sorry you can't come to Shetland to meet Ronnie and other wool producers and enthusiasts at the moment, we are offering you the chance to win a £100 bundle of Uradale Yarns, visit our homepage for your chance to enter.

Details of Shetland Wool Week 2021 will be announced in September. To keep up to date with the latest news, visit the Shetland Wool Week website.

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