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Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 3:09 pm    Post subject: Shetland wool week  Reply with quote    

http://www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk/Shetland-Wool-Week

cassy



Joined: 04 Feb 2008
Posts: 1047
Location: South West Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That looks cracking! Hope it bring in lots of visitors.

Are you a fibre-y person yourself?

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24560
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sigh. If it wasn't so far away and so expensive to get there I'd love to go.

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cassy wrote:
That looks cracking! Hope it bring in lots of visitors.

Are you a fibre-y person yourself?


Me? Fibre-y? Veritably made of the stuff lol Yes I am, very much so - knitting, spining, weaving, dyeing, felting, quilting, patchwork, lucet, embroidery, sewing, dressmaking, you name it.............

Am saving up furiously and hoping to go; I have a friend up there which would help things, but would go anyway even if she couldn't put me up. I may never return is the 'danger'. Am aiming to end up on Shetland in the not too distant, permanently.

Luath



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Sigh. If it wasn't so far away and so expensive to get there I'd love to go.


Will have a think............. Never say never.

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

maybe we need a Downsizer road trip, whats the cheapest way to get to Shetland, and how many of us can we organize to bring costs down further?

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 12 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd love to go to Shetland

We bought some Shetland ewes this year, and have been having a lovely time playing with the wool. Started a whole interest in the knitting styles etc

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 758

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shetland wool is one of the very best, one of my favoruites. Will have the sheep too one day I hope

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24560
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
maybe we need a Downsizer road trip, whats the cheapest way to get to Shetland, and how many of us can we organize to bring costs down further?


This is scary. I was thinking just the same yesterday.

Do you think there might be just one DS brain: a sort of hive mind thingy?

crofter



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
Posts: 2252

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sally_in_wales wrote:
whats the cheapest way to get to Shetland,


Probably by ferry, 14 hour journey from Aberdeen. October possibly not the best month to travel if you are susceptible to seasickness...

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 758

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Need to get to Aberdeen from Dorset............. and other places Would love the 14 hour ferry, though, brilliant

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8689
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yeh the getting to Aberdeen bit from here is a long haul

crofter



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

colour it green wrote:
yeh the getting to Aberdeen bit from here is a long haul


You can fly Exeter - Aberdeen for 155 pounds return. Possibly cheaper than driving, unless you fill the car.

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 20809
Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We could probably fill a minibus or peoplecarrier between us starting somewhere like Exeter- then stopping at sensible intervals between there and Aberdeen to collect people and visit unsuspecting Downsizers over a couple of days Then hop on the ferry for wool week, and zigzag back down the country calling in at other downsizers or places of interest. Call it a 2 week round trip probably.

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 758

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 12 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No flying here.

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