Hello from Rachel on Fair Isle

My friend Rachel lives on Fair Isle and I'm thrilled to welcome her here to The Woolly Thistle blog showing us a bit of her life and work. I hope you enjoy her video as much as I do. I especially love seeing her sheep and hearing their adorable names and seeing their eager faces.  Rachel will be a regular contributor to our blog so be sure to leave her a comment letting her know you enjoyed her video!


69 comments


  • Shirley

    Love your blog posts and the Shetland Islands! So nice to see where our lovely yarn comes from and where my ancestors lived and worked. Thank you!


  • Carol Perhach

    Love this video. So interesting


  • Bonnie K. Markham

    Rachel, I loved your intro video. It makes me want to visit you! I’m from Charleston, SC where spring comes very early and I can’t wear my hand knits most of the year because of the beastly heat. I absolutely adore your rainbow lambs sweater!! Please let us know how to purchase it. Good luck with lambing. Bonnie


  • Monica Russell

    Hi Rachel,

    Nice to meet you :)

    From Ontario, Canada


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