New Weekly Online Auctions as Local Stores Lend a Hand

With the MRI Maakers unable to continue with their fortnightly knit nights, we have had to review how we move forward and still raise funds for the scanner in a safe and manageable way.

Many local stores have kindly taken some of our finished items to sell on our behalf. The proceeds will continue to be donated directly to the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal fund through us but they provide a valuable and much needed outlet while there is no option of local craft fares. Stores listed at the end of this post.

Meanwhile, our online store remains open. Although items may not be shipped the following day, we will ensure they’re dispatched as soon as possible in the current circumstances.

Our last Auction, the 3 piece hand knitted set, was popular and so at a recent MRI Maakers Zoom meeting, it was agreed we should try one or two auction items each week. This will provide an exciting way for people to support us and at the same time keep things logistically manageable given other commitments. There are a number of more unique items which we feel are well suited.

To start our regular auctions, we begin with a prize winning Triangular Lace Shawl, hand knit by Janette Budge, someone many of you will know of. The listing is available to bid on now via the following link – Triangular Lace Shawl

Thanks as always for your continued support. And thanks to the outlets listed below for making some of our hand knit items available to local folk tourists alike.

These outlets are…Mainlands Mini Market, Dunrossness.
Bigton Community Shop.
LHD. Marine Supplies. Esplanade, Lerwick
Robinson &Morrisons, Weisdale.
Tagon Stores. Voe.

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