A visit to Shetland Museum and Archives where we will be given a guided tour of the textile collection which was deemed a Recognised Collection of National Significance in Scotland in 2013.
A visit to a local crofter to learn about Shetland Sheep in their native environment
A visit to the Sandness spinning mill, home of Jamieson's of Shetland yarn*
A visit to Shetland Textile Museum, a vibrant centre of Shetland's textile culture and heritage
A visit to Jamieson & Smith where we will learn about the art of wool sorting and grading
A visit to the Unst Heritage Centre to view their famous lace collection
A Fair Isle master class with Donna Smith
A master class in Shetland lace by expert knitters in Unst
Shades of Shetland master class with Donna Smith
A master class on colour with Wilma Malcolmson
An introduction to the history of Shetland textiles and knitting talk
A walking tour of Lerwick - step back in time to the 18th century to the days of the Dutch fishermen, smugglers and whalers. Absorb the atmosphere and hear stories about the old closses, courts and lodberries.
* Please note that Jamieson's is a working mill so a tour of the factory is not always possible. If this is the case an alternative programme will be provided.
The price includes:
Five nights accommodation in a centrally located guesthouse in Lerwick
Transport within Shetland**
All meals, tea & cake, wine with dinner
Knitting master classes led by some of Shetland's top tutors
A project bag
*Price based on single room occupancy. If you are sharing a double/twin room we offer a discount of £75pp **Please note that travel to and from Shetland is not included in the price.
Group size We keep our groups size small, with a maximum number of 12 participants, to ensure quality. Our expert tutors and guides are always on hand to help you and provide you with an individual and truly personal experience.
Tutors & Guides We have a team of local, talented and experienced tutors, who have a wide range of textile knowledge and expertise. Our guides hold an accredited guiding qualification and will make your Shetland experience truly memorable. They can advise you on the best areas, sites and shops to visit. Delicious food Great food is a real focus of our Shetland Wool Adventures. We know that delicious meals are just as important to our guests as visiting beautiful locations in Shetland and learning new skills. We take great pride in the food we serve to our guests and always ensure there is plenty of it. The food on your holiday is all prepared by local chefs, who are passionate about using local produce to create delicious and balanced meals each day. We make sure all meals are healthy as well as tasty, and we'll make every effort to accommodate any dietary needs you may have.