Wool workshop

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


Workshops limited to 25 people

Registration includes morning and afternoon teas with light refreshments.

BYO lunch (Dowse Gallery cafe and food outlets nearby).

Register at: wool@shetlandwellington.org.nz or phone 027 6855742 for more information.

Registration closes 31st March 2024


 Day 1: 9:30am - 4:00pm full day workshop  Wool fleece preparation & spinning
  • 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:  9:30am - 4:00pm full day workshop  EITHER Option 1: Fair isle knitting
  • An overview of traditional techniques
  • create a fair isle sample piece

OR Option 2: Lace knitting

  • An overview of traditional techniques
  • Create a lace sample piece
  • Reference books, patterns and sample garments will be on display