Category Archives: Jamieson and Smith

J&S in the 2013 Wool Season (picture blog)

Although it has been relatively quiet on our blog for the past few months this by no means reflects the buzz of activity that the wool season brings to J&S each year. This always involves taking in around 250 tonnes … Continue reading

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‘Shetland’

As some of you may have noticed Shetland has featured quite prominently in the media recently. First came the ‘Shetland Ponies in Cardigans‘ which made two locals the faces of Visit Scotland’s ‘Year of Natural Scotland’; then the Dance Pony Dance advert … Continue reading

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Wool House: The World’s Biggest Ever Celebration of Wool!

J&S are coming to London! Or rather our Sandra is. She will be down for the the Campaign for Wool’s Wool House event taking place in Somerset House from the 13th – 24th March. She will be in the Events … Continue reading

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Tobys Coat

Carrying on with the theme of natural colours from yesterdays post we have a new kit to show you today. Last year Sandra knitted her peerie dog Toby a coat to keep him warm, She used the motif’s from the … Continue reading

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Christmas Time at J&S

Christmas time has arrived at J&S so we have been happily decorating the shop in between serving customers and packaging up & sending off hundreds of little woolly parcels. Our new kit samples look so Christmassy that they are taking … Continue reading

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Brand New Kits!

The hard work is done and the patterns are printed so we can finally reveal four new Fair Isle kits to add to the J&S collection. Two of these are in our 2ply Jumper Weight yarn which I’m sure most … Continue reading

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Wovember 2012

It is already half way through Wovember 2012 and we have realised that all has gone quiet on the J&S blog front recently. So to contribute our little bit to this magnificent month we thought we would give you a … Continue reading

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Alexander Kumar: Guest Blog – Wool Week

Celebrating wool week: warmest greetings from the coldest place on Earth By Dr Alexander Kumar One year ago I had no idea what I was getting myself in for, as I prepared myself for my departure to the coldest place … Continue reading

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wool everywhere

The wool store here at Jamieson and Smith is filling up. Everyday pick-ups and trailers are parking up outside and off-loading the raw wool that turns into our lovely 100% Shetland Wool yarn. Today the sun is shining here in … Continue reading

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Shetland Daisies

We’re delighted to have put a kit together for Shetland Daisies by Kieran Foley of Knit/Lab.  Ooooh. Lovely, no? The design combines intarsia, stranding and lace stitches. After drooling over Kieran’s images for a while, we’ve decided that this combination … Continue reading

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