And Into the Show Shed

At the Walls Agricultural Show there are various tents scattered about the showground including the show-shed and the kirk all displaying various class entries.

After seeing the cows, sheep and ponies and of course my second-prize winning fleece, I had a shufti round the Show Shed to see what was going on in there.

I love these.

So clever.

My absolute favourite!  I now have inspiration for some sheep themed baking.

After the baking and home produce, round the corner was the fabulous knitwear that Shetland is famous for.

There were pearls knitted into each row.

Beautiful Fair Isle pattern berets and toories.

A splendid gansey.

I loves these colours.

Everything and anything was knitted or crocheted.

Shetland has a wealth of talented knitters.

Then there was the artwork.

Decorative work.

I loved it all.  I may not understand it all, but it is inspired and wonderful.  There has been some hard work.

And so I left the Show Shed and my camera ran out battery so now I was relying on my camera phone.  There were Vikings around and a small son of a Viking riding a quad bike.

The smell of flowers blew me away when I went into the kirk.  I was hopeless at taking indoor photos with my phone – they are sadly not worth looking at.

Outside again and there were the two Viking squads setting off with the Show Princess and her Attendants at the front to march round the show ground singing the traditional Up Helly Aa Song.  It was a fine sight.

On our way out of the show ground we saw the very special classic car exhibition lined up for folk to walk around.

The fruit and veg animals await…..!

7 thoughts on “And Into the Show Shed

  1. Sam

    Our agricultural fairs are just starting in Connecticut. Lovely knitting. I do wish one could taste the baked goods they display….

  2. Rebecca Final

    Now THAT is what a country fair (as we call them here in the US) should look like!!! I’m very impressed and wish I could attend one of yours. I have to say my very favorite thing was the Scottish Highlander cupcakes. #1 I LOVE cupcakes and #2 I LOVE Scottish Highlanders. Double win. The kit shawls were stunning.

  3. Nancy

    Wow, I love these kinds of shows!
    Just looking at all the entries are so much fun!
    Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

  4. Louise Stopford

    Wow – What fantastic exhibits. Obviously some very talented people indeed on the Isle of Shetland. I would have loved to have been at that show, absolutely something for everyone!!


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