For those of you who can’t make it to Shetland, here’s a virtual tour of our Museum for you! The exhibitions change every year, and this’s one is called “Claes” (clothes in English). The voiceover is done by one of our Trustees, Barbara Cheyne.
Our volunteers demonstrated knitting and spinning at the Shetland Textile Museum this summer for those that can only access the museum online.
Barbara Gray, our chairman and Collection Curator, talks to Anne Frost about the Museum. Lots of accompanying photos ! Watch it here
WE HAVE NEW EXHIBITIONS FOR THIS YEAR 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… Continue reading What’s happening at the Shetland Textile Museum ?
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 !
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
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 will be open for the season on Tuesday 25th April 2023