Wednesday, 9 November 2011

We're moving

Well actually, we've already moved... over to the other side... Wordpress.

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Monday, 17 October 2011


A lovely shiny new book with 15 knitting projects in Real Shetland Wool by 14 designers. 
Introduction by Kate Davies, tech editing by Jen Arnall-Culliford, interior and cover design by Laura Palumbo and photography by Dave Donaldson. 

We'll be launching the book digitally, shortly but there are only a limited amount of real live glossy versions here.

The book is available worldwide, including the USA. As a special launch offer, UK postage on the book is free until this Friday 21st October 2011.

You can see each of the kits for Knit Real Shetland here.

Eeek, we're so excited. Will post images of the launch where Kate Davies, Masami Yokoyama, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Mary Kay, Sandra Manson, Gudrun Johnston, Lesley Smith, Joyce Ward and Hazel Tindall joined us on Friday night at the Shetland Museum. 


PS. If you're a retailer and would like to stock Knit Real Shetland, please contact us at

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

New pieces

Some special releases from the Jamieson & Smith archive, because it the company's 65th birthday! 

And some new designs...

Specially for Shetland Wool Week 2011


65, and feeling fresh.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Wool Week is here

We've been very quiet in the run up to Shetland Wool Week, but now that it's here we're hoping to get lots of posts in.

Last night there was a felting class here at Jamieson & Smith with Norwegian artist Karin Flatoy Svarstad.

Place the Shetland Combed Tops ever so carefully, then add some spelsau for the sea, then destroy it all with water and roll roll roll until VOILA, a beautiful 'wool watercolour', as Karin calls it.

And here's my (rather flustered) attempt - with the dark Shetland winter in mind. 


PS. Have you seen Sheep Heid. It's possibly the most brilliant piece of genius I've seen in a little while. Kate triumphs again!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Some new books we added today:

Sasha and Gudrun's books are particularly gorgeous - drooling style.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

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 of different techniques makes Shetland Daisies even lovelier because it's challenging in a way that makes you consider the colours and stitches, and revel in the finished piece (while everyone else goes green).

Wool (2 Ply Jumper Weight) here, and Kieran's beautiful pattern here.