Shetland Wool Visit (preparatory technical support)

The provenance of Shetland wool is world renowned, both in terms of quality and its industry. People travel from all over the world to visit their mills, workshops, and their beautiful islands. There are also many other similarities between Shetland and rural Wales.

A wide range of people will benefit from this project including; young people, older people, women, Welsh speakers, disabled people, farming households, micro-businesses, small businesses and the whole of Ceredigion.

Consider our largely rural economies, our (perhaps scant) public investment in trades, services, or infrastructure. Our strong and historic textile cultures.  Initially the first stage would be a preparatory visit to Shetland to coincide with my own work-experience visit, in which I would visit relevant industries and individuals to gain potential exchange visit interest. This would centre on all stages of the production, from farmers to textile producers and similar groups to our knit group. I would also want to create links between the Shetland wool week organisers and our own Wonder Wool Wales groups to facilitate a joint event at the two festivals.

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LEADER Local Development Fund
Welsh Cooperation Projects
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Meleri Richards
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