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

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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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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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

Shetland Inspiration

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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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