Virtual Tour of the Shetland Textile Museum

Many of you had plans to visit us this year, but couldn’t make it.  So here’s a virtual tour 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.

Wool Week Classes 2021

We will be putting on some “real life” classes during what would have been Wool Week – see below for details, then fill in the contact form to let us know what you’d like to book, and we’ll get back to you. Class 1 details TWINED KNITTING with Brita Hövenmark. Sunday 26th September 2021, 10.00… Continue reading Wool Week Classes 2021

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Test before you travel

With domestic travel throughout the UK gradually opening up, many are now planning a trip to see new sights and explore new places. Shetland is the perfect destination for the kind of outdoor, activity holiday many will be looking for. Our community has worked incredibly hard over the past year to keep levels of coronavirus… Continue reading Test before you travel

Competition 2021

Yes, we’re having a competition in 2021 ! Surprise, surprise, it’s the same as the 2020 competition – we’ve decided to continue it, as Covid-19 meant we weren’t able to have our usual exhibition. If you remember, the theme is “AT THE BEACH”, which should be a fun place to be, so we want you… Continue reading Competition 2021


Jennie's handspun

Due to COVID-19, our museum and shop haven’t yet been able to open this season, but you can now 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“.… Continue reading COMMISSION YOUR OWN UNIQUE PIECE OF SHETLAND KNITWEAR !

Winter Elsewhere

Shetland Textile Museum demonstrator/volunteer Ingirid Eunson spent a week in the very north of Sweden, visiting the STM custodian Brita Hövenmark. Another visitor with Brita from Shetland/Durham Uni was Illona Kater, who is planning a Phd around reindeer, climate change and other changes which might affect reindeer-herding in the North. (Many of you will know… Continue reading Winter Elsewhere

What happens in the Winter?

“I don’t suppose you have much to do in the winter, once the Böd shuts down after Wool Week.” We often hear this sentiment expressed, and smile wryly……… Today was definitely a day in the winter, with snow covering the garden as I set off for my weekly visit to the Museum. Thick jumper over… Continue reading What happens in the Winter?