These are the things that inspire me. Find postcards from each colourful season. Happenings at home. Interviews with farmers, foragers and fishermen. And all the little things that make Shetland a pinnacle of creativity.

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Your window into our Shetland lives

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Out Skerries, Shetland is an unexpected gem, packed with history, culture and incredible hiking that many visitors overlook. Join us on for a perfect day out.

A day trip to Out Skerries, Shetland

Walking in Shetland

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Marie Bruhat’s life changing adventure – how her encounter with Fair Isle led to a handcrafted knitwear business.

Parisian Fashion to Fair Isle Knitwear and Crofting – Marie Bruhat’s Journey

Journal & Knitting

Marie Bruhat a local Fair Isle Knitwear business owner and crofter wearing a red outfit, pushing wool into a large bag.

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After a recent trip to Denmark, I am preparing to have a hygge inspired Christmas. In November, I took myself on a creative adventure in the charming Danish city of Aarhus, to learn and improve my photography skills. While there I couldn’t help but soak up the atmosphere and Christmas spirit which was wildly different […]

Preparing for a gentle hygge inspired Christmas

Seasonal Recipes

Woman baking christmas cookies feeling inspired by the Hygge Spirit

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If you are in search of meaningful Christmas gift ideas for the knitters in your life, look no further than the beautiful island of Shetland.

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Knitters – Shetland Wool Adventures Gift Guide 2023

Journal & Knitting

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A Christmas recipe that is close to my heart is my Mum’s Walnut Bundt Cake. I love using traditional family recipes over Christmas.

Christmas Recipe – Mum’s Walnut Bundt Cake

Recipes

Woman decorating a Bundt Cake which is a delicious Christmas Recipe

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Now you can find out from the comfort of your own home. Take a peek inside Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.5 If you have ever wondered what Shetland is like, or what daily life looks like here, Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.5 will transport you to this magical place. Flipping through these pages gives you […]

Ever wondered what Shetland is like?

Journal & Knitting

Image of sheep in shetland - if you have ever wonder what Shetland is like

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Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.5 Preview A quick preview of the wonderful Fair Isle knitting patterns you will find in the latest Shetland Wool Adventures Journal – volume 5.  As I sit in my cosy kitchen, looking out at the first frost of the season, I know it won’t be long before I am reaching […]

Fair Isle Knitting Patterns Preview

Journal & Knitting

Woman wearing a Noness Beret which was made using a Fair Isle Knitting Patterns

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Explore the rich history of Shetland’s croft houses scattered across the islands – from their rustic charm to modern transformations. Witness the legacy of changing times and landscapes. Visitors that travel to the Shetland Islands cannot fail to notice the many croft houses scattered all over the islands. The landscape is still dotted with these […]

Shetland’s Croft Houses: Witnesses of Changing Times

Shetland Inspiration

Image of an old croft house found on a travel trip to the Shetland Islands

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As the season turns in Shetland, I find myself searching for my favourite nourishing autumn pumpkin soup recipe and warm woolly jumpers, and taking a few moments to reflect on the highlights of summer. The change of the season is palpable in Shetland, the hills come alive in a beautiful shade of purple as the […]

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Seasonal Recipes

A ceramic bowl filled with delicious autumn pumpkin soup made from a favourite recipe