Along with our shiny new blog, we’re launching other bits and pieces next week for Wool Week, as part of the Campaign for Wool.
Let’s see, we have: our newly renovated home (our stores include an early twentieth century kirk and police station so they really needed some TLC); a Wool Awareness campaign to help our suppliers get the best possible price for their oo; our first range of knitwear, made up of Shetland lace scarves and Fair Isle ganseys that are manufactured at the Shetland College in our Shetland Supreme yarn, which is totally undyed to make the most of the beautiful natural colours of the Shetland Sheep (wow – I think this is the most times you can possibly say Shetland in one description), and last but not least, our new chunky yarn and some brand new patterns for them.
Phewph, I’m out of breath. That’s just a little bit of what we have planned so keep an eye here to see what we’re up to each day.
|Sneaky peak: detail of our new 1ply lace scarf.|
PS. Yes, our Wool Week is a little bit later than the rest – but we got extra special permission to run our celebrations to coincide with agricultural events in Shetland. And we just like to mix things up a bit.