On Friday evening I went with OH to the 2023 Shetland Craft Fair at the Clickimin Leisure Complex. I had a quick perusal but left without buying much – mostly because I could not do my shopping in secret and OH is not an enthusiastic shopper.
So, this morning, hoping the fair would be fairly empty, I returned with all the time in the world and two like-minded friends.
The annual Craft Fair is organised by Shetland Arts & Crafts Association – showcasing “unique woodcraft, knitwear, textiles, fine art and more. Inspired by Shetland’s dramatic scenery, heritage and culture, Shetland Arts and Crafts producers offer a unique and diverse range of crafts, from the islands’ traditional knitwear designs, handed down through generations, to more modern and highly original craft work.”
All I can say is wow, and I got much of my Christmas shopping done too but no, sadly, no one is receiving a beautifully crafted Hardanger fiddle this year!
I had to physically stop myself from buying Christmas presents for myself!
But I might have added to my “secret soap stash” just because lovely soap is my luxury and a necessity.
And, yes, I possibly got a few edible things for later.
I even found a well-made klibber so if you’re interested in buying one, let me know and I will pass your details onwards.
These are called “creepies” – a traditional milking stool or to creep nearer to the fire.
And of course Shetland Reel gin – free samples – and I might’ve had a few for my breakfast!
When I looked at my watch, I suddenly saw that we had been there three hours. A perfect way to spend a Sunday morning, drinking free samples of gin and shopping! My idea of heaven.