We've put some books up today. Some are lovely and shiny and new, others we just hadn't put on our online bookshop. There will be more coming over the next few days but here's what's up so far...
Monday, 28 February 2011
So maybe in the abscence of a full wallet we could knit our own Whalsay Aran? This raglan cable knit (last image), designed by local designer Andrea Williamson a few years back, has become a Jamieson & Smith classic. Well, you can't beat a bit of timeless unisex.
Friday, 25 February 2011
We are getting very excited about stocking beautiful products from Aamos Designs as part of the J&S Cooperative, which aims to promote products made using Real Shetland Wool.
Aamos Designs is a local textile design company based in Scalloway. Owner and designer, Emma Blain, combines traditional and contemporary elements to achieve striking pieces which are fashionable, timeless and just plain cool, all at the same time.
The range of cushions and blankets use Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight, and will be available very shortly from www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk. Ooh, and we've got more exciting stuff lined up...
Friday, 18 February 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Weird Winter light: 2ply Jumper Weight shades - 77, 14, 54, 101, FC6
|Sparkly reds and greens (and some Shetland Sheep!). 2 Ply Jumper Weight shades - 1A, 002, 005, 087, 122, 1403, FC12.|
|Twinkly moss: 2 Ply Jumper Weight shades - 001, 004, 34, 82, 118, 87, 141, 203, FC12, FC55. |
Posted by Jamieson and Smith at Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
Reading about the Zero-Waste course at Parson's School of Fashion reminded me of just how great hand-knitting is, particularly in terms of how little waste it produces. This is before you even start to consider the sustainable qualities of real wool as a fibre.
Then I had this mini brainwave, where I was reminded of just how amazing Shetland Wool really is. I mean, we all know that it's lovely, but when you're working with something every day, or knitting with it all the time, you forget - I guess this applies to a lot of lovely things that get lost in the sea of everydayness! Most Shetland Sheep have a completely natural diet, and their wool is processed in the only plant in the world to be recognised for it's grounbreaking environmental and ecological standards.
So, this post is a reminder to myself not to forget (does that even make sense?) how great Shetland Sheep and their wool is. And maybe even a reminder not to forget other nice things too.
Zero Waste Garment / course description:
PS. We love Ecco-Eco, where I found out about Zero-Waste.