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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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

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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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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

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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?

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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

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

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Knitting is a way for me to connect with Shetland’s history. As I work on my projects, I am reminded of the generations of women who came before me, passing down their skills and knowledge through the ages, teaching their daughters and granddaughters. In a world that often feels disconnected and fragmented, this connection to […]

How my knitting practice helps me stay mindful and connect me with Shetland’s past

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Meet Marie Bruhat, a young entrepreneur who fell in love with Fair Isle and set up her own bespoke knitwear business. In this interview, she shares her experience of starting a business in such a unique location. But Fair Isle is not just about knitting – there’s also stunning scenery, a rich history, and plenty […]

Starting a successful knitting business the Fair Isle

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Marie from Fair Isle Knitting Holidays shares what it's like living and running business in a remote island community

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Donna Smith’s first book Langsoond – A Shetland Yarn is a collection of 10 contemporary knitting projects inspired by Donna’s life in Burra, by the sea, the land, the people and the sheep. Langsoond is the name of a stretch of sea that runs between the two isles of Burra: water that connects many of […]

Langsoond – A Shetland Yarn

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The fourth volume of the Shetland Wool Adventures Journal is a real treat as we’ll travel to Fair Isle and have an opportunity to immerse ourselves into island life and follow the rhythm of this magical place. There are many brilliant articles, features and interviews to look forward to, as well as stunning photography. It’s […]

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.4 – Sneak Peek

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Beautifully designed, presented and printed, Shetland Wool Adventures Journal features beautiful photography, knitting patterns, walks, interesting stories, interviews, recipes and some personal insights into the lives of the Shetland’s top knitters and craftspeople. Shetland is a beautiful and inspiring place and the Journal aims to bring a little piece of our magical isles to your […]

Shetland Wool Adventures Journal vol.3 Preview

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