What began as a single Spinning Evening a few summers ago has evolved into a regular fortnightly occurrence, starting in May and continuing to the end of August. Initially only a few people came, with their spinning wheels, but gradually the word spread, and when we set up our Facebook page, it spread further and… Continue reading Spinning and Makkin’ Nights
Our official launch of the Shetland Textile Museum’s competition will take place this week! With the same principle as our previous competitions, the entry has to be an original and made with Shetland wool. This can be within the realms of; knit, crochet, weave, felt, taat – any medium, as long as it is within… Continue reading Teaser – Shetland Textile Museum Competition 2017/18
If you haven’t already heard, Hazel Tindall and Elizabeth Johnston will be launching their new DVD/Download entitled “50 Tips from Shetland Knitters” on Thursday 31st August, at da Bȏd (Shetland Textile Museum), at 6pm.The DVD will be playing at the launch, and Hazel and Elizabeth will be there to answer questions, and sign copies.
Come and hear Andy Ross of Global Yell talk about the history of weaving in Shetland, with examples of old and new tweed.Cost £6.00. Pay at the door.
Come and hear Elizabeth Johnston talk about how the spinning wheel evolved to help fingers make thread and yarn. Starting with a simple implement to help store yarn, through spindles and a range of wheels, until we have the ultimate Shetland Spinney.Afterwards, we have our usual spinning / knitting get-together, so takk your wheel or… Continue reading Spindle & Wheel – A Talk by Elizabeth Johnston
A huge thank you to Andy at Global Yell for his blog post on the new exhibition at the Shetland Textile Museum. He writes: ‘And this season there is a fantastic exhibition upstairs of Victoria Gibson’s knitwear business, full of wonderful colour’. For the full blog and to see more from Global Yell see here.
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 open for the season!