wool everywhere

The wool store here at Jamieson and Smith is filling up. Everyday pick-ups and trailers are parking up outside and off-loading the raw wool that turns into our lovely 100% Shetland Wool yarn.

Today the sun is shining here in Lerwick and I went out and took some photos of the store.


Hopefully we’ll be able to use the door again soon..

2 thoughts on “wool everywhere

  1. croesoacolorado July 27, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    That’s awesome! I love to see bales of wool stacked, the spinning frames running at full capacity and rows of finished yarns hung from the rafters, drying in the sunlight. It still looks like this at my parents’ mill too, with a couple thousand pounds of wool from my Shetland (and BFL, Mule and Merino) sheep and other flocks nearby. Dad is spinning a lot of three-ply Shetland in natural colors with two plies of one color and the other in a contrasting shade. Gives a very appealing, almost tweedy effect. The moorit-moorit-black and fawn-fawn-grey yarns are brilliant. I think we’ll do well at the fall markets with these. The grey-fawn two ply sport weight lot from some lambs I bought in Montana is extraordinary- a bit coarse, but still quite a usable yarn with fair handle. I want to get my loom warped and start weaving with some, but Mom has ferreted it all away and given explicit orders for me not to delve into her market stash. LOL

    Thanks for sharing! x

  2. Jamieson&Smith July 27, 2012 / 7:39 pm

    Thanks for commenting, that’s so interesting. I just love the wool store when its full! ella x

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