A yarn lover’s guide to the Shetland Islands

Scattered between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea lies a place of rugged splendour and a fascinating fusion of Scottish and Norse culture – the Shetland Islands! The blend of powerful natural landscapes and inimitable crafting techniques give the Shetland Islands a strong identity and heritage. Knitting and textiles have influenced the culture and economy of the islands enormously which makes this beautiful part of the world a yarn lover’s dream! If knitting is your thing, take a look at our top woolly activities in the Shetland Islands!

Andrew's Bridge Tips

Andrew’s Bridge Tips – The Unassuming Cue Bid (Part 1)

You are East, holding hand (i). Only your opponents are vulnerable. The auction starts as in auction 1. What is your bid? You have a total of at least 9

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32nd Official Queen Fan Club Convention Report

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Back to school – should knitting be on the curriculum?

Our wonderful craft has not been a part of the national curriculum in UK schools since the late 1980’s – although it remained a part of the curriculum in Shetland ...

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Andrew’s bridge tips – problems facing overcallers partner

Below are six hands. For each we will consider how East will call after the following sequences. Again you will see that East’s action depends not only on his own ...

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