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    Threads as thick as fishers lines: Shetland woollen cloth

    Workshop
  • When
    27 September 14:00 - 16:00
  • Wadmal, Shetland woollen cloth in the late middle ages and early modern times, was a vital part of the local economy.

    Shetlanders paid rents and taxes and made their clothes with the rough cloth, and merchants took it to Norway to sell.

    During the 17th century it gradually fell into disuse, and was replaced by more sophisticated cloths.

    Lecture by Shetland Museum and Archives Curator, Dr Ian Tait.

    Ticket price, £6.00.

    This lecture is part of the Shetland Wool Week programme of events and is bookable through the separate Box Office - https://thelittleboxoffice.com/shetlandwoolweek/event/view/64207