wool week wednesday and thursday

On Wednesday we began with a great class with the brilliant Felicity Ford

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Felicitys book ‘The Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook’ focuses on finding your own inspiration and creating colourwork from that but in her J&S classes she decided to choose Shetland inspiration and picked a edited group of J&S shades of Jumper Weight to be used.

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This meant everyone was working from the same source material but its amazing how different all the swatches came out!

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Of course Felicity had her ever inspiring pile of swatches for inspiration

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and at the end it was great to see what everyone had come up with

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In the afternoon we had another Lace Class with Elizabeth Johnston of Shetland Handspun

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Lots of concentration, scribbling and knitting followed..

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Of course the shop has been very busy but things carry on and we are still getting out all our orders everyday!

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Yesterday was the day for Mary Jane Mucklestone to come in a teach her class on knitting Fair Isle socks.

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Mary Jane has written a number of lovely books and patterns and her colourwork skills are amazing! She has so many beautiful swatches which we layed out for inspiration

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Socks are one skill and Fair Isle another so to combine them is a great skill and Mary Jane does it in a way which is not scary and before long everyone was knitting away

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In the afternoon Gudrun Johnston was in doing her every popular Hap Shawl class

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Gudruns beautiful Hansel pattern uses J&S 2ply Jumperweight and in this class she has everyone making a tiny version of the hap which covers all the separate elements of her Hap construction.

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We have ran this class now for three years and Gudrun has a Craftsy Class on this subject but it is still very popular and always sells out!

Although its Friday we still have three days left of Wool Week so we will be back with the final few days! Til then, Happy Knitting!

 

7 thoughts on “wool week wednesday and thursday

  1. elaine October 2, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    What an amazing time! I really hope to make it to Wool Week one year 🙂 Would learn so much. Thanks for sharing!

  2. curtthesheep October 2, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    A gathering of expert and novice knitter’s learning from each other and freely sharing tips and secrets and techniques. I hope everyone has a great time and remembers their time in Shetland for years to come. Thanks to everyone at Jamieson and Smith for all their extra hard work.

  3. Susan October 2, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    What a BLAST!! colours are so inspiring !! and with great teachers, you can’t go wrong. cheers

  4. Ann Auger October 3, 2015 / 9:04 am

    I’m absolutely loving these posts – thank you so much. Does anyone else pore over each photo to enjoy what the participants are wearing, too? My favourite here is the fair-isle jumper worn by the lady sitting beside Mary Jane Mucklestone in the first pic with Mary Jane in it. Such gorgeous colours.

  5. Jane October 4, 2015 / 8:13 am

    I’m enjoying this glimpse into Shetland Wool Week so much. I am taking in every detail as well – especially inspired by all those shelves stacked full of beautiful Shetland wool just waiting to be knitted up! Thanks for taking the time to share.

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