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Kathleen Anderson

1 tour from £1,465pp

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Coming from a family whose women are talented knitters, Kathleen began knitting at a young age. Her speciality lies in knitting fine lace shawls, the first of which she knitted some forty years ago. She has won many prizes exhibiting at the Annual Royal Highland Show, including the prestigious Championship Award for the best craft item in show, which she has won five times! Her shawls have sold all over the world, including a commissioned shawl for the arrival of Prince William and Kate's first born Prince George, and a commissioned stole for the widow of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

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1 Holidays available from £1,465pp

Discover the breathtaking Shetland Islands, whose past is interwoven with a rich history of wool, textiles and inimitable Fair Isle technique.

  • 5 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Fair Isle
  • 2 half-day workshops on Shetland Lace
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

Availability:

  • 2025 18th June 27th August
Travel Options
  • By Air By Air
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Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall

Hazel Tindall was born and raised in Shetland, surrounded by knitters who depended on the craft to earn an income. Speed and efficiency were the key! In 2004, Hazel was recognised as the World’s Fastest Knitter, knitting an impressive 255 stitches in 3 minutes.
Kathleen Anderson

Kathleen Anderson

Coming from a family of talented knitters, Kathleen began knitting at a young age. Her speciality lies in knitting fine lace shawls, the first of which she knitted some 40 years ago. She is a five-time winner of the prestigious Championship Award for the best craft item in show!
Janette Budge

Janette Budge

Janette was taught to knit at a young age, around six years old, and has knitted for most of her life. She is keen to share the Shetland knitting heritage with the younger generation and beyond, and always incorporates Shetland knitting techniques into her workshops.
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