Wool Workshop Registration Form

An Introduction to spinning, Fair Isle knitting, and lace knitting

Hutt Art Centre, Myrtle St, Lower Hutt on May 4th & 5th 2024.

An opportunity for knitters with basic skills, for a “hands-on” introduction to:

  • Gotland sheep fleece preparation and spinning
  • Traditional Fair Isle (stranded) knitting
  • Traditional lace knitting


Single day registration $40.00 

Two day registration $60.00


 Day 1: Wool fleece preparation & spinning (9:30am - 4:00pm)

  • Shetland - an overview of the wool Industry and history
  • Gotland sheep fleece 
  • demonstration of components
  • Preparation for spinning
  • Learn to spin
  • [Spinning wheels and fleece provided]

Day 2: CHOICE between Fair isle knitting OR Lace knitting (both 9:30am - 4:00pm)

  • Fair Isle knitting option provides an overview of traditional techniques, and participants will create a Fair Isle sample piece.
  • Lace knitting option provides an overview of traditional techniques, and participants will create a lace sample piece. Reference books, patterns and sample garments will be on display


Registration closes 31st March 2024. Workshops limited to 20 people.

Registration includes morning and afternoon teas with light refreshments. BYO lunch (Dowse Gallery cafe and food outlets nearby).

Contact wool@shetlandwellington.org.nz or  027 6855742 for more information.

Please select ONE combination of sessions you want to register for:
Day 1 only (Spinning session) $40.00