As our islands are predominantly covered in heather and rough grazing suitable for our hardy Shetland Ponies and Shetland sheep to eat. They produce the finest oo (wool) in return. Which is then turned into the famous Fair Isle knitted garments.
Shetland wool spinners and knitters promote a 'wool week'with a range of teaching and exhibiting of local hand knitting. 7 yearl old, this week in September has become popular around the globe, with several Dutch and American knitters visiting the islands, sharing and learning skills.
Dates for 2017 are filling up fast, with 2 chalet still available. Starting- Saturday 23rd September - 1st October.