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Shetland Textile Working Museum

With temporary displays located in the Bod of Gremista near Lerwick, the Shetland Textile Working Museum is home to a unique collection of woollen clothing and textiles from Shetland and its associated islands, including Fair Isle. The collection illustrates the development of traditional styles and techniques which have been used in the area. The museum offers regular workshops and demonstrations and includes a small reference library.

The museum is administered by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Knitters and Dyers, which was formed in 1988 with the aim of preserving and extending these traditional skills. Until 2006, it was located at Weisdale Mill and a permanent home is still being sought (2012).


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