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Wool Week Monday and Tuesday

So we began Wool Week at J&S with a class from our Wool Week patron Hazel Tindall, Hazel designed a bookmark which involved a bit of Fair Isle and steeking! the perfect small project which everyone made great progress on in the 3 hour class



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We even had some finished ones by the end!

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In the afternoon we carried on with the Fair Isle with a class on Colour knitting by English designer Mary Henderson, Mary has designed lots of things using our wool and her use of colour is fantastic!


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Of course the shop was busy all day with lots of wool being bought so I only took photos when I got a chance!


Today we had another two classes with the US based dreamteam Mary Jane and Gudrun who are both here with a tour group. First off Mary Jane took a class on Fair Isle socks

big1of course she brought her suitcase of Fair Isle swatches and soon everyone was knitting away!


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In the afternoon we had a bit of Lace with Gudrun Johnston, Gudrun who was born in Shetland has a great pattern for a Shetland Hap, she had the knitters make a mini Hap which was a great way to try out all the elements of the shawl


From the initial triangle, old shell pattern and the edging, in the mini-hap the students were able to try out all the things you need to know for a full size Hap!


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Today the shop was very busy with knitters buying basketfuls of wool, Me and Sandra were serving all day!


and lots of decisions to be made!


Ill be back with more pictures from Wednesday and Thursday on Thursday night!

Happy Knitting! xx

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. terrie #

    Thank you so much for taking the time to create this post for us. I am beginning to wish I lived near you and could be a part of the shop. Thanks again!

    October 7, 2014
  2. hawthorn-livelovecraft #

    What a wonderfully busy and productive day it looked to have been – can you hear the envy in my voice?! Wish I could just pop by 🙂

    October 7, 2014
  3. Nancy #

    It is so brilliant to be able to share Wool Week with you through all the photos being posted! The picture of Mary Henderson’s natural coloured sample, absolutely takes my breathe away. What a stunner. Seeing the ‘Next Year in Lerwick’ sweater, worn by the designer at you counter is really neat.

    Thanks for sharing and for all of us ‘with you in spirit’, the posts makes us feel ‘almost there’. Brilliant!!!

    October 7, 2014
  4. barbara #

    What a great two days. Thanks for sharing Looking forward to your next posting.

    October 7, 2014
  5. Elaine #

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I wish I could be there for Wool Week too. I noticed that all the people in the workshops were wearing at least one hand-knit piece of clothing. How exciting!!
    Keep on keeping on!!

    October 7, 2014
  6. Andy #

    Thank you for sharing. I love love to see all Wool Week. Keep sharing.

    October 8, 2014
  7. I so wanna meet Hazel. Wishing I was there.

    October 8, 2014
  8. In the first collage from the top of the post is a lady, with a bob, holding her needles in her left hand, and wearing a spectacular blue colourwork cardigan. Can anybody help me with the name of that cardigan. It’s truly beautiful. Thank you.

    October 8, 2014
  9. It’s so nice to have colour pictures of the Fair Isle patterns – thanks Ella

    October 8, 2014
  10. Joyce in Melbourne #

    I think you are referring to Hazel Tindall who was teaching the group, so best ask her direct – it is probably one of her own designs.

    October 9, 2014
  11. Thanks Joyce…it’s the lady above her with the text “in the afternoon we carried on with the Fair Isle” written underneath her. Such a gorgeous cardie…I’m slightly obsessed! 😉

    October 9, 2014
  12. I wish I was not so far away, here in Australia.

    October 13, 2014
  13. All the jumpers and hats are gorgeous. I looked at Hazel’s designs gorgeous. I need to get there to actually bow to her she is amazing.

    October 16, 2014

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