Knitters and spinners in action - wonderful tea and cakes afterwards:
Ella Gordon designed the official hat of Wool Week, the Crofthoose Hat, based on this house near Ollaberry:
Opening ceremonies. The Up Helly Aa (fire festival) group joined hosts and speakers on the stage. At the intermission I got to try on the hat with the huge black feathers, which were real, and hold the ax and shield.
Ella Gordon, this year's Wool Week patron, gave a lovely welcoming speech:
And knitting-themed cupcakes were shared with all: