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


  • Andrea Robinson

    Hi Rachel,

    Thank you for sharing a glimpse of your life on Fair Isle, I look forward to seeing more. I love love love your rainbow sheep jumper and will be looking out for that when it is published.

    Take care and Best Wishes from East Yorkshire


  • Melissa Nesbit Pagel

    Please let us know when your designs and wool are ready to hit the market!


  • Louann

    Rachel, I didn’t get to visit Fair Isle when I was in Shetland in 2018. Lovely to see your video. Your rainbow sheep sweater is fantastic. I would love that design in a scarf/cowl as well. So many possibilities, right?

    I live in Tennessee in the USA. Looking forward to seeing more of you and your croft!


  • Valerie

    Hi there. Welcome.


  • Donna Collins

    Hello! Thank you so much for sharing! I enjoy hearing your sheep (and chickens!) … Miss so our local sheep and wool festivals! Please enjoy your nice weather! Perhaps we shall meet someday! :-) Donna


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