Nielanell Knitwear Design


Nielanell Design Studio, Hoswick, Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HL

    Visit local designer Nielanell at her studio and browse through her vibrantly coloured collections of contemporary knitwear and interior accessories.

    Nielanell combines artistic inspiration with inventive knit to create distinctive collections of knitwear and interior accessories, all designed and made in Shetland.

    Her collections - in luxurious wool combinations, silks and cashmere - strike an artful balance between complex innovation and deceptively simple construction. Unconventional yet infused with the essence of the shetland isles - integrity, character, adaptability and exploration - this is the alternative Shetland knitwear.

    Nielanell’s designs are not made for a certain age, type or size but for those who know that feeling good is as important as looking good. Unexpected colours and textures in knitwear designed to flatter. The collections include very limited editions, exclusive colours and bespoke items - you are unlikely to ever meet someone wearing the same nielanell.

    Nielanell's studio shop is a suprising find in the middle of the Shetland village of Hoswick. On the main street, next to Laurence Odie Knitwear and round the corner from Hoswick Visitor Centre, it is a place of pilgrimage for those in the know - the small and unassuming frontage only hinting at the tactile sweety shop within, bursting with vibrant colour and scrumptious texture.

    Highly textured handspun 'artyarn' is also available, using the finest quality Shetland hand-picked fleece, Scottish Cashmere and other exotic silks, angora and mohair.

    Meet the designer, and enjoy an unexpected experience - you might find yourself having a go on a spinning wheel!

    Remember to phone if would like a peek outwith 'normal' hours as staff are delighted to help.

    Or visit the website to see what is currently available. Remember, all the pieces are made in extremely small numbers, so stock is constantly changing.  Nielanell is always designing and adding new additions to her collections.


    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Hours
    1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    May to September Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm.
    For low season opening, please telephone 01950 431516 or 07971 581032 or call in across the road at Tigh Na Bruich.

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    From Lerwick, travel south for approximately 12 miles. Turn left where signposted to Sandwick/Hoswick, and continue along that road until you reach Hoswick (approx 2 miles). Nielanell's Design Studio is the first white building after the old Gospel Hall on the left once you enter the village.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From the airport - travel north for approximately 13 miles. Turn right where signposted to Sandwick/Hoswick, and follow the signs to Hoswick Visitor Centre. Nielanell's Design Studio is the first white building after the old Gospel Hall on the left once you enter the village.

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    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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