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Shetland Shawls

Dates: February 5 - February 8

Cost per ticket: $445.00

About Class

Join Sara as we celebrate the Shetland Sheep and the wool that inspires designers to produce some of the most beautiful handmade wooly creations. In this course Sara will explore how over centuries the landscape and people of Scotland have shaped the breed and its’ fleece characteristics to the standards we value today. We will examine how this versatile yarn is used among needle artists and weavers alike. Students will be introduced to some of its’ unique characteristics that will influence the planning, warping and weaving process compared to other yarns marketed to weavers.

Using the 2-ply jumper weight yarns from Jamieson & Smith, the official UK wool brokers, we will go through the design process to create a one of a kind shawl to highlight this gorgeous collection. Once a structure is chosen, we will look at color relationships and how they will support your design choices.  With a full range of 100 colors in small 25 gram put-ups student will not feel the same financial limitations typically experienced with other yarn lines in larger put-ups.

Once a design is committed to, students will warp their looms. With tips given to help the warping process, Sara will highlight some considerations unique to the Shetland wool.

Students are responsible for purchasing all materials as each project will be unique to their design and make require different quantities. All 100 colors will be available for purchase in our store during the workshop.

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Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.

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This class's instructor

Sara Bixler

Sara is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center. Many of Sara’s students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically relating to weaving.


Shetland Shawls - Red Stone Glen

“Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers Ltd. purchase Shetland wool from over 700 of Shetland’s crofters and farmers, and transform it into high-quality Shetland wool products including yarns, knitwear, blankets and carpets.”

Shetland Shawls - Red Stone Glen

Shetland sheep provide a beautiful range of natural colors available from this interesting breed native to Scotland.

Shetland Shawls - Red Stone Glen

Heathered colors create depth to your woven piece unachievable with standard dyed yarns.