Shetland Wool Week Scarf Project

Hello everyone, happy Friday! Today we thought we’d share some images of a project we took part in during Shetland Wool Week which was coordinated by Faye Hackers of the Shetland College.

The project took inspiration from people known in the Shetland Textile industry who provided Faye with imagery and text about what they love about Shetland, this was then taken by Faye and designed into one-off scarfs which were auctioned off for charity during a silent auction at Wool Week.

Among the people asked were J&S’s own Oliver and Ella, former patrons Donna Smith, Elizabeth Johnston and Hazel Tindall. For more information see Fayes Instagram posts. We love how different each scarf was:

We were happy to donate all the yarn for the project meaning the scarves were knit in 2ply Jumper Weight or Shetland Heritage, in total the auction raised £1,776.00 of which 100% will be donated to charity as we provided the yarn for free. The charities chosen by the individuals were: Cancer Research UK, CLAN, Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal, Mind Your Head, GlobalYell, Lerwick Brass Band and Whalsay Heritage Centre.

All and all it was a great project!

Model and white photography: Faye Hackers

Museum Photos: John Hunter

Models: Akshay Borges and Alanah Young

4 thoughts on “Shetland Wool Week Scarf Project

  1. Michelle October 18, 2019 / 3:28 pm

    What a great idea, both the creativity and the charity auction!

  2. bretvold October 18, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    Excellent idea and gorgeous scarves, also well done Jamieson & Smith for donating all the wool.

  3. Cynthia Stosse October 18, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    Perfect way to feature art design and then to be put to great causes. Marvelous idea – thank you Jamieson & Smith.

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