For me this was a trip of a lifetime and it went beyond my expectations. Expertly and thoughtfully organised. Misa has a knack of knowing exactly what you need just before you know yourself. I wouldn't have wanted to see Shetland and its knitting heritage in any other way. - May 2018
The description of the tour is just the tip of the iceberg for what you will actually experience!! The days are full of learning about the history of Shetland, language and of course knitting! If you are feeling “on the fence” about signing up for this tour, don’t hesitate a moment longer. I’m so happy about my experience I’m having trouble putting it into words! Shetland Wool Adventures is a very special week filled with heritage, friendly Shetlanders and beautiful sights!
- May 2018
This tour is really a knitting intensive with education. we learned about Shetland culture and knitting practices, we had experienced instructors for lace and Fair Isle knitting, we had amazing and delicious food, the schedule was full, there was not a minute wasted which took advantage of our time in Shetland. The small group enabled everyone to get attention in class and be part of the experience. I am so appreciative of the experience. - May 2018
This tour was an incredible experience! Misa did a great job blending knitting with touring of the islands. And I am completely in awe of these knitters! - May 2018
This is the perfect way to experience Shetland. A carefully planned blend of textile heritage, knitting workshops and touring with local experts made me feel that I had had the best of everything. It was all seamlessly arranged by Misa, and we were greeted warmly by everyone we met. - May 2018
Shetland Wool Adventure is a once in a lifetime trip. The trip is outstanding and the friendships and memories are even better.
- May 2018
Shetland Wool Adventures provides friendly action-packed tour of the landscape, wool industry, and food of Shetland interspersed with workshops led by local masters of colour theory, fair isle and lace knitting with plenty of time to shop for additions to your yarn stash. Highly recommended for knitters of all levels. - May 2018
This tour is perfect for the passionate knitter interested in learning about the traditions, culture and skills of Shetland knitting. It's also interesting for geologists, archeologists and birders. The balance of workshops, touring, eating local food and socializing is perfect! - May 2018
"Going on the Shetland Wool Adventures tour was a great knitting experience. I have learned a lot of techniques in lace and Fair Isle knitting and I have also learned a lot about the Shetland Islands. Misa made sure that we experienced what Shetland has to offer culturally and showed us the textile craft of the islands. And most of all: I made new friends from all over the world in Shetland."
- Katrine, Denmark
"Five intense and inspirational days with Misa, her expert friends from the textile community and a fun group of happy knitters from around the world! I can only say WOW and THANK YOU!"
- Aline, Sweden
"You will experience the real Shetland, from south to north, from Lace to Fair Isle. Misa is a wonderful tour guide!" - Ankie, Netherlands
"The opportunity to take part in so many workshops and meet so many of Shetland's wool and knitting experts was a real privilege . Highly recommended." - Susan, Wales
"Shetland Wool Adventures is an amazing tour and I am so glad I participated. It exceeded any expectations I had. The people I met - knitters, designers, historians, crofters, wool folk all - were so knowledgeable and generous sharing their knowledge and experience. I would never have been able to meet such a group by myself and it was so rewarding to being able to ask questions I've pondered about for ages. I'm not usually a fan of organised tours but if you are interested in Shetland knitting and tradition this is a must. I cannot recommend it enough."
- Cheryl, Nova Scotia
"Shetland Wool Adventures is the way to explore the rich heritage of Shetland wool from sheep to shawl while traveling the width and breadth of the island sampling food, culture and knitting expertise. What a dream vacation; yarn, sheep, knitting classes by experts in their fields, incredible food and traveling the width and breadth of beautiful Shetland without ever having to drive or worry about details. Misa at Shetland Wool Adventures has thought of everything. From a central location in Lerwick your small group will set out daily to experience unique people and places that you would not have access to without this tour. Pack an extra bag because you are going to need it to bring back all your yarn!"