Vintage Lace Collection Volume 1

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We often speak about Gladys Amedro here at Jamieson & Smith, the reason we do so is her patterns continue to be some of our best sellers since they were released over 20 years ago. Together with her we published many patterns in the best way there was at the time – in magazines! My Weekly, The Peoples Friend, Bella.. to name a few.

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A collection of Gladys’ patterns were sold in a book called Shetland Lace which was published by the Shetland Times for many years and went through a few reprints. The Shetland Times currently publishes a few lace books, The Unst Heritage Lace book and A Legacy of Shetland Lace so they have decided at present to not reprint Shetland Lace.

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As you may know we sell our kits with the patterns, and every day we have kits and yarn going out to knit one of Gladys designs. We have always had our patterns printed here in Shetland using the Shetland Times because we feel its important to support our local businesses so we decided that together with them we would put together smaller selections of Gladys Lace patterns into Volumes, so we present The Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace Collection Volume 1!

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This first Volume contains the patterns for The Gibbie Shawl, Lace Christening Robe, Fine Lace Stole and Scarf and My Weekly Baby Knits Shawl.

We have reproduced the patterns as they were in the Magazines so they are written out line by line, rather than charted. All the patterns are written for either 1ply Cobweb or 2ply Lace but they would work equally well with Shetland Supreme 1ply or 2ply Lace, in the introduction we give yardage to help with substituting.

You can buy a copy on our website here!

 

3 thoughts on “Vintage Lace Collection Volume 1

  1. curtthesheep August 31, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    We are at the mucky end of the business but when we sort, scour and sometimes comb the wool we turn it into something that real artists and creative talent can work their magic on.
    To see, feel and sometimes wear these fashionably practical products it is great to know we had a small part to play in their making.
    Investment and innovation keep the Heritage of Real Shetland alive and kicking!

  2. Camilla Trondsen August 31, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Will you be offering this book in an e-edition? I’m way, way, way over on the other side of the world . . . .

  3. Susan September 1, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    GREAT! I have Glady’s original book and I must say………..one MUST watch the directions, The Brora Black Shawl border was not correct. Able to figure it out though. Good luck, it is a wonderful book.

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