Category Archives: Real Shetland Wool

Wool Week Day 3 – Wednesday

I cant believe we are half way through the week already! Today we had another brilliant Fair Isle Class with Hazel Tindall As the rain poured outside the ladies chose two colours and got started with their knitting. Hazel gave … 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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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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A Legacy of Shetland Lace

A Legacy of Shetland Lace is a new book released by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers. A collection of 21 stunning projects designed by members of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers. The … 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’s Wool Season kicks off

So we’re a month into the wool season, which officially started in June. However, bad weather has meant that it’s only just starting to kick off – until now our crofters and farmers haven’t been able to get their sheep … Continue reading

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Real Shetland

We launched an amazing new competition last week… Real Shetland Stories Competition. Capturing Shetland’s history. WIN! Vi-Spring Shetland Superb Kingsize Bed, made with the finest Real Shetland Wool, worth £11,000. A handcrafted Vi-Spring Shetland Superb bed will be specially made … Continue reading

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seaweed

Shetland Sheep spend their days ambling around the coastline eating heather and seaweed. This diet, along with the weather conditions, is what gives the wool it’s lustre, fineness and bounce.  We’ve said this all before but we thought it was … Continue reading

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