We’ve come a long way since the MRI Maakers first started meeting at the beginning of May. While much of what we’ve achieved so far has been clearly visible through our online presence, a significant amount of effort has been directed towards getting ready for Shetland Wool Week. At least 62 volunteer knitters have done an amazing job of putting together a variety of items hand made using #shetlandwool.
Harriet has managed in that short time to expand the range of patterns available to include a Headband, Fingerless Gloves, full fingered gloves, and mittens. These are all part of a collection which match the original #harrietshat and all proceeds, along with those from the finished goods, go directly to the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal.
Shetland Wool Week is upon us now, and though we will always be busy behind the scenes, here is a list of times and places you’ll find Harriet and one or two of the MRI Maakers as you enjoy your Shetland Wool Adventures.
Sunday 29th September – 19:00 until 21:00 – #Shetlandwoolweek Welcome at the Clickimin Centre in the Main Hall
Monday 30th September – 10am until 17:00 – Shetland Wool Week Hub in the Gadderie at the Shetland Museum & Archives.
Tuesday 1st October – 10am until 17:00 – Shetland Wool Week Hub in the Gadderie at the Shetland Museum & Archives.
Tuesday 1st October – 19:00 – Harriet & Billy will be dropping in to Jamiesons of Shetland to wish them luck with the launch of Marie Wallin Designs new book Meadow.
Wednesday 2nd October – 10am until 17:00 – Shetland Wool Week Hub in the Gadderie at the Shetland Museum & Archives.
Thursday 3rd October – 18:00 until 21:00 – MRI Maakers Wool Week Event in the Lerwick Town Hall. This is where ticket holders can meet as many of the MRI Maakers as are available as they knit, our raffle will be drawn, members of the Jarl Squad will be there too! Tea, Coffee, Traditional Shetland Supper and home bakes included.
Friday 4th October – 09:00 until 14:00 – MRI Maakers Bake Sale in the Gilbert Bain Hospital Canteen. This is where the MRI Maakers usually meet every second Thursday night.
Saturday 5th October – 11:00 until 16:00 – Shetland Wool Week Makers’ Market in the Anderson High School. We’ll be selling our full range of patterns in hard copy, along with a huge variety of hand made items all created by MRI Maakers especially for you with Shetland Wool. The #Shetlandwool has all been donated so all proceeds go directly to the Scanner Appeal.
Come Join us. Meet the #knittingdesigner behind the patterns, and the MRI Maakers all working hard so Shetland can have it’s own MRI Scanner sooner rather than later.