with Jane Crowfoot
Sun 19 May – Thurs 23 May 2013 Ref: 13007
£1249 per person (twin share) Single supplement £175
To read Jane’s blog about the 2012 Shetland holiday, click here
To see the photos from the 2012 Shetland holidays click here
Travel to an island steeped in the finest traditions of working with wool and discover not only a rich source of yarns and techniques, but a place of wild landscapes and dramatic scenery where you’re never more than three miles from the sea.
Based in the Shetland capital of Lerwick, this tour delves into the long history of knitting in the Isles and includes workshops where you’ll learn from expert Debbie Abrahams/ Jane Crowfoot the methods behind two ancient Shetland techniques – Fair Isle, with its intricate patterns and multiple colours, and delicate lace knitting. Combine this with visits to local wool merchants and knitting shops, the chance to tour dedicated textile and knitting museums, plus a unique opportunity to meet and talk with local craftspeople with knitting in their blood, and you have a holiday with a difference which is not to be missed!