SWA Journal

Shetland Experience

Starting the Journal has been my dream for a long time, and I am so delighted with how it came together.

A limited collector’s edition – beautifully designed, presented and printed, the magazine features beautiful

photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and much more.

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"This publication is a truly beautiful thing"

Kate Davies

Knitting in

Join us on an unforgettable journey to discover Shetland and our unique textile heritage. Our tours are designed to give you an insight into Shetland’s knitting traditions and local textile industry.

Knitting and

This tour includes a combination of some of the finest coastal walks in Shetland with a local guide and knitting classes led by expert local tutors. It truly is a great opportunity to explore Shetland in an authentic way and relaxed pace.

Bespoke Tours

​Bespoke tours can be designed and tailored to suit your requirements and your budget. See Shetland like a local on our immersive programme with local tour guides, tutors and experts.

Your Shetland Wool Adventure starts here.

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Rhubarb and almond cake
Rhubarb and Almond Cake

In Shetland, spring can be deceptive – it might seem it’s really here to stay this time, only to be swiftly pushed away again by days of blizzards and bitterly cold winds. But when it does finally arrive, it’s with vigour and elation. Everything in the garden is waking up after the long winter sleep […]

About A Year in My Shetland Garden

The main idea behind ‘A Year in My Shetland Garden’ cookbook is to offer a collection of simple, quick and nourishing recipes for people who enjoy growing their own produce and cooking with it. To hold the cookbook in my hands still feels like a dream to me. After many years of thinking about it, […]

Langsoond – A Shetland Yarn

Donna Smith’s first book Langsoond – A Shetland Yarn is a collection of 10 contemporary knitting projects inspired by Donna’s life in Burra, by the sea, the land, the people and the sheep. Langsoond is the name of a stretch of sea that runs between the two isles of Burra: water that connects many of […]

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