Events

Films about our key events here at the Shetland and Archives.

Shetland Wool Week

We celebrated the 10th year of Shetland Wool Week in 2019. Promote Shetland produced a fantastic film about the event and textiles in Shetland.


Shetland Nature Festival

Shetland Nature Festival takes place each Summer with activities thoughout Shetland all about our outstanding nature and wildlife.


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Events Blog Posts

Events

Face Veils: a Victorian Fashion Accessory for the New Norm?

Women, and sometimes children and men, have been covering their heads and faces in public since ancient times. Not so very long ago ...

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The Seductiveness of Fine Knitted Lace Blouses

It’s a sad fact that after working with hundreds of examples of Shetland fine knitted lace over the years, it takes something very ...

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A Rose by Any Other Name

According to Shakespeare “that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet” but can the same be said for knitted ...

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Oh So Fine and Simple : the Crepe Shawls

Lace shawls with the largest number of complex designs get the most admiration, but there is another class of Shetland lace that is ...

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The Burnous

One of the most dramatic pieces of lace knitting in our collection is an oddly-shaped red and white striped flat textile (TEX 7780). ...

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