Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Some new books we added today:

Sasha and Gudrun's books are particularly gorgeous - drooling style.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Shetland Daisies

We're delighted to have put a kit together for Shetland Daisies by Kieran Foley of Knit/Lab

Ooooh. Lovely, no?

The design combines intarsia, stranding and lace stitches. After drooling over Kieran's images for a while, we've decided that this combination of different techniques makes Shetland Daisies even lovelier because it's challenging in a way that makes you consider the colours and stitches, and revel in the finished piece (while everyone else goes green).

Wool (2 Ply Jumper Weight) here, and Kieran's beautiful pattern here.


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Stitch Stools

And here they are... Stitch Stools made of Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight by Claire-Anne O'Brien.

Go see at Wool Modern, La Galleria, Pall Mall, London.


Thursday, 8 September 2011

We're at Wool Modern

If you're lucky enough to be in London, go check out Wool Modern at Pall Mall.

Jamieson & Smith are there, as part of a collaboration with Claire-Anne O'Brien. We'll come back with some images of her beautiful work. Also exhibited is pieces by Maison Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. 

The exhibition is part of the Campaign for Wool and will tour Berlin, Shanghai, the US and Tokyo.

Oh I wish we could teleport ourselves down to have a look. If you go, leave us a comment and let us know how it was...

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Jeannie and Nan

Jeannie Shewan and Nan Anderson, at Easthouse, Tangwick. c.1930s.

Now get those photos/memories in so that the museum has more records like these, and you might win the best bed in the world! Only 9 days left to find a photo that relates to Shetland's wool, textiles and/or sheep and tell us a little about it - a knitting pattern, a garment, a person, a place, a journey. 

Remember that your photo can be from the photo library, just like Jeannie and Nan. 

Photo Courtesy of Shetland Museum and Archives.