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Spirit of the Shetland Knitting Holiday

27 July 2022

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Join experts Hazel Tindall and Kathleen Anderson as we discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.
  • Enjoy inspirational Shetland lace workshops with Kathleen Anderson 
  • Discover the secrets of Shetland Fair Isle in workshops with Hazel Tindall 
  • Learn about Shetland yarn at Jamieson’s Sandness Mill and Uradale Farm 
  • Meet local knitting & textile designers 
  • Enjoy a spot of retail therapy as we visit charming yarn stores 
  • Discover textile treasures in museum visits 

Made for Knitters

Specially designed for knitters, this Stitchtopia knitting holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded knitters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented knitting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to get those needles clicking!

Spirit of Shetland Knitting Holiday

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.

A message from our expert:

First time visitors are usually impressed by the scenery as they are driven from the airport to Lerwick. Coastline walks from the hotel are a great way to see seals, birds and possibly otters, especially if you are up very early. The yarn shops are also special places for knitters to visit. During the workshops I give a choice of 2 things to knit, giving opportunity to experiment with colour as well as knitting in the round with 2 colours. One project involves cutting the knitting to give a flat piece. It is possible for the very able knitters to finish both projects - Hazel Tindall

Your Accommodation

Lerwick Hotel, Lerwick

Nestled on the shoreline, the comfortable Lerwick Hotel enjoys a fabulous location with stunning views over beautiful Brewick Bay and the island of Bressay. During your stay there’s every chance of seeing seals basking on the rocks just a stone’s throw from the hotel. There’s no better view than from the hotel’s restaurant where you’ll enjoy hearty breakfasts and delicious 3-course dinners bursting with the freshest Shetland flavours. Just a 10-minute walk from the hotel is the bustling town centre and harbor of the Shetland Islands capital.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

Guests' comfort is of the utmost importance at the Lerwick Hotel, which operates a 24-hour reception desk and bar service, and also 24-hour room service. Testament to the hotels' standing is the local appreciation for the Hotel - as it proves to be a popular spot for guests old and new!

The comfortable Club Lounge is a great place to grab a relaxing coffee or chat amongst other members of the group. There is also great cuisine on offer at the Bay Brasserie infused with local ingredients and of course catches fresh from the bay itself.

Room Facilities & Amenities

Standard Room
Rooms are en-suite and are well-appointed with modern furnishings. Some rooms have spectacular views over Breiwick Bay and the island of Bressay.

All standard rooms are available as a twin/double share or for sole use, and all offer the following facilities:

  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Wi-Fi available. Charges may apply
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-hour room service.