Shetland Wool Week 2022: events at Nielanell

Tuesday Aug 09, 2022

It's back!

This autumn, woolly events return in person for Shetland Wool Week, 24 Sept - 2 Oct.

The Nielanell studio shop will be open daily and you can also go behind the scenes in a 'Meet the Designer' talk and tour. Find details below. We can't wait to welcome woolweekers back to Hoswick.

A Shetland knitwear designer's desk. From above, on a wooden desk are several yarn cones in oranges and corals (the yarn is very fine merino), a pair of turquoise spectacles, some monoprints in navy ink, and two samples of knitted textiles in blue and red.

Meet the Designer


  • Nielanell, Hoswick
  • Sat 24, Mon 26, Wed 28, Fri 30 September
  • 1300 - 1345
  • FREE, unticketed

Join Niela for an informal chat and tour of the Nielanell studio and workshops.

In her own design practice, Niela endeavours to translate into knit that which she feels is the magic of living and working in Shetland today. We'll visit textile, glass and print studios which provide areas where design imagery is generated. 

Read: Niela's journey to becoming a Shetland knitwear designer.

In the Nielanell knitwear studio in Hoswick, Shetland. Shawls in contemporary designs hang from the ceiling (in grey and yellow mottled pattern), knitwear is piled on shelves, a member of staff is behind the counter in an orange jumper, in the foreground a hand with the index finger pointing at something on a far wall.

Open studio at Nielanell

  • Nielanell, Hoswick
  • Open daily during Shetland Wool Week
  • Sat 24 Sept to Sat 1 Oct: 0900 - 1730 
  • Sun 2 Oct: 1000-1600
  • FREE, unticketed

Come and hang out for a while, enjoy a glass of wine or just inhale some wool fumes...

Handspun, chunky art yarn in several colours in a wooden trug at the Nielanell knitwear studio in Hoswick, Shetland.

Getting to Hoswick

Hoswick is a twenty minute drive from Lerwick or Sumburgh, and there is a regular bus service to Sandwick (6 mins walk). If you need any advice on how to get here please do get in touch.

Further information: the Nielanell knitwear studio shop


Wheelchair access is possible to the main studio. Seats/stools can be provided for those who find it difficult to stand.

Hoswick Wool Week

Elizabeth Johnston and I have a programmed a wonderful selection of classes with interesting guest tutors at the Hoswick Visitor Centre, just down the road from the Nielanell studio. I'm having a break from teaching classes this year but will be delighted to see you in the studio, instead! Find full details of all Shetland Wool Week classes at the SWW website.


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