About the Course
Discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.
On this 6-day holiday draw knitting inspiration from the coastlines and powerful landscapes, whose diverse colour pallet provides the perfect backdrop to your creative pastime. Learn how the world-famous Shetland wool is farmed, woven into yarn and then transformed by the locals into beautiful hand-crafted items.
In the company of like-minded knitters, who share your passion for knitting, enjoy four half-day workshops. Under the professional guidance of the 'World's Fastest Knitter' Hazel Tindall, and the ever-talented Kathleen Anderson, you'll learn traditional Shetland Fair Isle and lace knitting techniques.
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What's included in the price?
Return flights Edinburgh – Sumburgh with Logan Air
5 nights at the Lerwick Hotel on a half-board basis, including full cooked Scottish breakfast and 3-course dinner with coffee
2 x half day workshops on Shetland Lace with Kathleen Anderson
2 x half day workshops on Shetland Fair Isle with Hazel Tindall
Guided visit of Jamison’s Sandness Mill
Visit to the organic Uradale Farm
Visit to the Shetland Museum & Archives with Textile Treasures guided tour
Visit to the Shetland Textiles Museum
Visits to local yarn stores and Shetland knitting & textile designers
Coach transfers throughout
The services of an experienced Arena Travel Tour Manager
Excellent company to deal with, second holiday and have booked future third holiday. Easily reached on phone, personal touch, concerns dealt with and holiday tailored to needs. May seem expensive but having priced hotel and travel separately Arena cost less and included more ie small group size, guide and tutors.
Mrs Redpath - - #17264
A well organised and enjoyable experience.
Miss Orange - - #17263
Gave much more than I expected. Great admin staff,very supportive and knowledgable The tour guide,Lynne,was very knowledgable about Shetland and liked it there.
Mrs Webber - - #17262
Our tour was well planned and our guide, Lynn, was excellent!
Mrs Tricarico - - #17261
Personal service, easy to contact by phone, all questions answered. Excellent tour manager, calm, efficient, caring, friendly. Every day was a delight, choice of visits excellent. Thank you Lynne for the best knitting holiday ever.
Mrs Greenwood - - #17260
Very informative and great classes
Lori Sather - - #16748
Everything was very well organized and ran smoothly. Lynn was delightful and attentive to all necessary details. Great experience!
Kathleen, Annie and Hazel we're fantastic instructors. They were very helpful and lots of fun. Non-knitting excursions were interesting and well planned. I'm ready to go back to Shetland again.
Jean Martin - - #16693
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