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Wool Week

Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands.

Shetland wool is a world-class natural fibre, with a long-standing reputation for quality, strength and excellence from the fleece to the textile products. Shetland knitwear has a deserved respect, gained from many generations of hard working knitters and crofters producing some of the finest lace and Fair Isle knitwear.

The festival includes an extensive range of exhibitions, classes and events, which will cover many different subjects. These will include weaving, spinning, dyeing, Fair Isle and lace knitting, as well as many other fascinating subject areas.

Events will take place from Shetland’s southern tip all the way up to Unst, our northernmost island, which is famous for its beautiful lacework. There will be events at many locations in between.

Find out more about Shetland Wool Week at or visit their Facebook page.

There is something for everyone in the rich programme of events, and the islanders are very welcoming to newcomers.
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