What’s happening at the Shetland Textile Museum ?

WE HAVE NEW EXHIBITIONS FOR 2023 The main one is Machine Knitting or Hand Frame Knitting, Machine knitting gave women the opportunity to be business women with many employing family and neighbours to help produce garments which could be sold privately and not through the local merchants. Our other exhibition is The Bella Tait Collection.… Continue reading What’s happening at the Shetland Textile Museum ?

COMMISSION YOUR OWN UNIQUE PIECE OF SHETLAND KNITWEAR !

Jennie's handspun

You can commission items from our makers, who are still producing their wonderful wares at home. For a fuller selection, go on over to our Facebook page, where there is an album in the Photos section entitled “Commissions“. We can’t promise you’ll get exactly what you see on the page, as our makers don’t like… Continue reading COMMISSION YOUR OWN UNIQUE PIECE OF SHETLAND KNITWEAR !

The Böd is now closed for the winter, but will reopen on the 23rd April 2024

We have exhibitions focussed on fine Shetland lace and Fair Isle and there are demonstrators working every day. You will meet skilled practitioners of Fair Isle or lace knitting and many days there are spinners and weavers as well. They will be pleased to meet you and tell you about Shetland knitwear and answer any… Continue reading The Böd is now closed for the winter, but will reopen on the 23rd April 2024