The waste yarn I used is a synthetic in a contrast colour which makes it easier to see and remove. I did some weaving back in the day (presently a knitting-aholic), and even though I gave it up, it still give me a thrill to see looms, and people weaving. Hi The shore being the work-place of the Herring girl’s as they gutted and salted fish. Established in 1798, J.C. Rennie make beautiful woollen yarns for knitters and weavers. When you knit the sole stitches, knit up to the last stitch. Thank you Vivian for this guest post – we hope you are enjoying our Wool Week content – make sure to follow our instagram and subscribe to our youtube channel – if you haven’t already! ‘But if you use the word craft, it’s like you’re politicising the word craft’, 2020. : So that’s some of the accessories we have in stock, they are selling fast already! 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 77, 54, FC61, 1281, 32, Seapinks, Sumburgh Head. We here at baa ram ewe are also a British yarn producer. £3.35 106 Mooskit Spindrift. I’m trying to find out how much it would cost me to have the fleece processed but I’m sinking in all the confusing info available. All the old examples of socks I have seen here have a heel flap and gusset. If you know of any others then please mention them in the comments below and we’ll add them to this post. The first certified organic wool yarn in the world. I learned a lot and off we moved to the next room where the mother of all looms was situated ……. How exciting and fascinating. If there is something you can’t find or would like more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch by phone, email or via our social media. Thanks Hannah, Ooooh don’t leave me out! The extensive ranges of hand knitting yarns now being offered have been developed and extended with valuable assistance from their many international agents and distributors. Welcome to Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight Baker's Dozen Yarn Grab Bag! More tomorrow and you will get to see my Unicorn Rug! So I sat myself down on the loom bench, received very good and comprehensive instruction, instantly forgot most of it because I have the brain of a hen, and off I wove.. (or whatever the correct terminology is). ACCESSORIES We have lots of good accessories too for gifts, many a knitter love an accessory! Items per page. Phone 01524 903705. We had a fantastic response…it appears that the British yarn scene is thriving. Thanks for letting us know Jenny. This includes grading, scouring and dyeing fleece before colour blending, carding, spinning, twisting and balling to produce their 100% pure Shetland yarn. Over the next century, each generation of Jamieson brought their own skills and ideas to develop and progress the business. We use the fleeces of our very own sheep, to make blankets, scarves and wool. Hello everyone, today we thought we’d share something inspiring that Sandra worked on during lockdown – A Shoormal Hap knit in Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight! “. Shetland wool and canvas. I usually have one extra stitch on the sole which can come in handy! Antoine de Saint-Exupery Although not the only industries, the laborious working of land and sea through crofting and fishing, is still a common practice on Shetlands islands. Price: $6.95 per ball. Here are links to Christina’s shop – Shetland Handweavers and Etsy Page. ‘Fair Isle Scattald’ 2018, acrylic on wood. Begin picking up the stitches from the side of the sock where the row begins. In 2004 they partnered with Curtis Wool Direct in Yorkshire, however Jamieson & Smith remains a stand alone company, in that the profits received from the sale of Real Shetland Wool and Real Shetland Wool products come back into the Shetland economy and are passed along to their number one priority, the wool producers.The Woolly Thistle is honored and proud to stock Jamieson & Smith.Many thanks to Dave Wheeler Photography for allowing us to use his images. ‘J+S’, 2019. CREW – we also have a selection of plain crew neck jumpers knit in 2ply Jumper Weight, these are classic and timeless garments that will last a lifetime! Now all that’s left to do is transfer these stitches onto the needles you knitted the rest of the sock with. There is a group on facebook which aims to link knitters who like to know about the provenance of their wool with the people who keep the sheep/ alpacas and sell the wool. 2ply Jumper Weight top to bottom: 203, FC39, FC47, FC21, 2, The Lodberrie and Bains Beach. In the pattern version, Sandra used Shetland Heritage Naturals which worked beautifully – the yarn has an excellent drape and handle but for this version, she decided to use our undyed woollen spun Jumper Weight, Shetland Supreme for a cushier version and I think you will agree it is beautiful! When we post them they always get really good feedback so I thought we would share them here too: Seaweed at the Shetland Museum Slipway. As always we will go through the students work and I’ll write a little bit about their inspirations: Shannon was inspired from her visit to us and hearing Oliver speak about the importance of Shetland sheep and their colours, marking and existence – She created this collection of beautiful ‘lugs’ – ears in Shetland dialect from raw wool and combed tops. Our products, like our Hebridean sheep, are rare and small in number. So glad you got in touch – a love the yarn shop! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! She adopts a collaborative and systematic approach to making and sharing through painting, textiles and the digital. At one time I was able to get to yarn from Lochcarron but no longer. Shetland wool & yarn available online from Jamieson’s of Shetland. I chose to use an afterthought heel for a number of reasons. OPEN for website sales! I could also use design elements from the crowns of Fair-isle tams and berets, which I love. I’m trying to find a supplier of 2/16 woolen spun yarn for weaving. JC Rennie's yarn shop for designer-makers and crafts folk. 2 results. We annually purchase the raw fleece from over 700 local crofters and farmers. 1281, FC38, FC44, FC11, Seapinks and Sea, Northmavine. I used peat, clay, heather and rams’ horns.’. The very best blend of 'Shetland' yarn produced was only about 60% pure. I’m not a company just a mum, who would like to find a producer , able to sale to me a nice quality and already colored mérinos 100% yarn , on 19 up to 23 microns (for needles blankets, etc). You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. If I could just suggest one addition – you missed Baa Ram Ewe! Ripples Crafts, based in the Scottish Highlands. To me, islands are places of coming together. The following list breaks down what you can expect from our Youtube channel over the next week or so (all UK time): Slowing Down Fast Fashion (Campaign for Wool), 10am – Wool Sorting and Grading with Oliver Henry (J&S), 10am – The J&S Yarn Range with Ella Gordon (J&S), 5pm – Why Wool – Protect our Oceans (Campaign for Wool), Blog Post – Afterthought Heel with Lesley Smith, 10am – Fair Isle Bookmark with Hazel Tindall (J&S), 5pm – There’s no Wool in the Sea (Campaign for Wool), 10am – Fair Isle Cuffs with Alison Rendall (J&S), 2pm – Spinning with Lighthowlers (J&S/Curtis Wool), 5pm – Synthetic VS Wool and Two Jumpers, What’s the Difference? Thanks also to Adam Curtis for helping us with filming on the mainland, Haworth Scouring and Lightowlers Yarns. Jamieson's 2-ply Spindrift from the Shetland Isles. How interesting to watch and look at what is made. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Once you’ve picked up the leg stitches (half of the total number of stitches to be picked up) slide the stitches onto the needle cable. Our new business Lifelong Yarns is one of the very few to offer luxury yarns from the Scottish Blackface sheep. From: £5.15 102 Shaela Heather. 1,…,…, Just posted a photo @ Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers. If you want to make your own Shoormal in Supreme Jumper weight you can find the pattern here or here and you will need: Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight – 50g balls.


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