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Shetland-themed Sunday Tea in the South

800 miles South of the legendary Tingwall Teas put on by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers, comrades of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and other nearby shires gathered yesterday at Purlescence to partake of homebaked fare, admire one another’s … Continue reading

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Shetland Teas in the South this Sunday…

One of the highlights of Shetland Wool Week is the Sunday Teas with the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers. Sunday Teas are something of an institution in Shetland and are held all through the summer months on … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week 2013 in Pictures

For today’s “Shetland Wool Week in the South” celebrations I am just going to share some of my favourite moments from Shetland Wool Weeks 2013 which was the first Shetland Wool Week that I was lucky enough to attend. 2013 … Continue reading

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A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book

One of the things I love best about doing a #knitsonikmittsalong is seeing how other comrades plan and chart motifs. More design doodling in response to the Knitsonik Celebrating Shetland mitts-a-long #knitsonikmittsalong #knittersofinstagram #fairisleknitting #shetlandwool #strandedknitting A photo posted by … Continue reading

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Knitting Pundits

Right now, the Opening Reception for Shetland Wool Week 2016 is taking place. From previous experiences of the opening of Shetland Wool Week, I am sure this is a very jolly gathering with many wondrous knitters, an astounding collection of … Continue reading

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Cast On #knitsonikmittsalong!

Whoop whoop, it’s time to CAST ON for the #knitsonikmittsalong!!! #knitsonikmittsalong factfile Cast On date: 24/09/2016 Bind Off date: 24/10/2016 Brief: knit a pair of KNITSONIK Fingerless Mitts. Use the mitts as a canvas on which to develop your own … Continue reading

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Shetland Wool Week… in the South!

Greetings, Comrades! Since 2013, the turn towards Autumn has seen me sorting out final details for classes and deciding what to pack for Shetland Wool Week. This year – for several practical reasons – I’m not going (BOO!). Instead I … Continue reading

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