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.

WELCOME TO THE SHETLAND WOOL ADVENTURES BLOG

Your window into our Shetland lives

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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

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Enjoy this guided walking tour of St Ninian’s Isle, by Gill Nadin Photography By: Alexander Mazurov, Susan Molloy and Misa Hay No Shetland adventure would be complete without a recommendation to visit St Ninian’s Isle.  It is not an island in the usual sense. You can walk across it most of the time, as it […]

Discover St Ninian’s Isle – A guided Tour

Walking in Shetland

An image of long grasses and ocean, taken at St Ninian's Isle in Shetland

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I spoke to Knitwear Designer, Kate Davies, owner of Kate Davies Designs (KDD and Co) who established her business in 2010, after a stroke ended her career as a literary academic at the age of 36.  Kate’s journey to becoming a Knitwear Designer While recovering, Kate supported herself by designing digital patterns for hand-knitting, established […]

Knitwear Designer – Interview with Kate Davies

Stories & Interviews

Knitwear designer Kate Davies standing in front of a small stone house with one of her designs

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The best coastal walk in Shetland (Hamnavoe Circular) written by Gill Nadin. Photography By: Misa Hay This article was originally published in Volume 4 of the Shetland Wool Adventures Journal. Gill has shared arguably the best coastal walk in Shetland, which I got to photograph back in 2022. Gill Nadin has lived in Shetland for […]

Hamnavoe – beautiful coastal walk in Shetland

Shetland Inspiration

A image of the beach staring out on the Atlantic Coastline in Hamnavoe which is one of the best coastal walks in Shetland.

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This refreshing summer drink recipe was written by : Marian Armitage Photography: Susan Williams While exploring Shetland, one can’t help but be enticed by the bountiful rhubarb plants that thrive in local gardens.  Officially considered a vegetable, rhubarb is embraced as a beloved fruit by many Shetlanders. Year after year, this wonderful plant emerges without […]

Rhubarb Cordial – a refreshing summer drink

Recipes

Tangy, refreshing, and deliciously fragrant, this rhubarb cordial is the perfect summer drink. Capturing the essence of the Shetland's seasonal ingredients