wool week days 5 and 6

Yesterday was another busy day for us at J&S, in the morning we had another Fair Isle class with Hazel Tindall, filled with people from the waiting list of her first class!! it was so busy i never managed to get any pictures in the morning but in the afternoon we had one of our most subscribed classes. Hap Shawls with Gudrun Johnston.

using jumper weight wool she had the class knit a mini version of this hap, it is so lovely!

Then in the evening we had our official closing ceremony and launch of the Shetland Heritage Collection. Together with the Shetland Museum and Archives, Jamieson & Smith developed this new range of worsted spun wool to recreate the old handspun colours.

These are the four kits the Shetland Museum have released. They range in skill level and each kit contains everything you need, the pattern, the wool and even the needles! They’re  available online on the Museums online shop from Tuesday.

They also had some of the original textile items from the collection out on show for us to see the inspirations. We have some new patterns coming out soon which are inspired by a few of the items above…

you cant celebrate these things without cake, and whats better than a Fair Isle cake??

Today there were no classes on in the shop so Sandra held the fort there and i went to see the Flock book events up at the Marts in Lerwick (the Shetland Rural Centre)

Here Oliver (the wool man extraordinaire at J&S) was grading fleeces on the sheep in the ring and awarding prizes for the best entries.

 The notes next to this fleece said it was near perfection!

we then popped to the Shetland Textiles Open at the Bod of Gremista, and i saw mine and Sandras entries – i even won a prize!

and i took this picture of my peerie niece outside the Bod

Tomorrow there is a weaving class on in the shop and then its back to normal on monday.. Wool Week 2012 has been amazing!

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4 Responses to wool week days 5 and 6

  1. Jan says:

    WooooW…those gloves…that scarf…Very Very Tempting…

  2. operacat says:

    I so wish I could have come this year….starting to save for next year!

  3. Barbara says:

    Thank you Ella for all your photos. Congratulations on your win. Looking forward to the new kits.

  4. Thanks for the stories and pictures!

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