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Shetland Wool Week

by Deborah Leggate -

"The Campaign for Wool is a cross-industry initiative convened by HRH The Prince of Wales in January 2010. As a serious environmentalist, the Prince believes the natural, sustainable origin and highly technical structure of wool can offer fashion, interiors and the built environment many superior benefits. Choosing real wool - as the Prince understands - will also help to care for our planet.

The combined efforts of the leading wool organisations, industry associations and the textile industry across the world has created a campaign to promote the wonderful properties that wool offers to textiles and in doing so, help to support sheep farming as an industry and the textile community internationally." (

As part of the initiative, Jamieson and Smith are hosting a Shetland Wool Week from 25th -31st October to celebrate Shetland wool. The following events will be held throughout the week:

Monday - Thursday afternoons Knitting and spinning at J&S
Wednesday evening Textiles in Focus at Bonhoga Gallery
Thursday evening Creative Textiles with local designer-maker
Friday evening Celebrations, knitwear and yarn launch
Saturday Shetland Flock Book. Wool, tea and cake at J&S
All week Wool Scavenger Hunt at the Shetland Museum

For more information about the events, click here

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