Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story


Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story Download


The Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace Collection - Volume 1


Traditional Shetland Scarves and Shawls


Knit Real Shetland - print version


Knit Real Shetland Digital Download


Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by Felicity Ford


Shetlands Sheep


Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook by Felicity Ford


Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters


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Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story

Shetland textiles have for centuries been loved and admired across the globe. With our characterful sheep and instantly recognisable styles of Fair Isle and Shetland Lace knitting, the Shetland islands have long been associated with a thriving local wool industry. At the heart of this industry is Jamieson & Smith, Shetland Woolbrokers, who have been buying and selling Real Shetland Wool since the 1930s. Today, Jamieson & Smith is run by a skilled and passionate team who continue to build on the company’s proud legacy. Inside this book, you’ll find out about the people who founded, built and sustained the Shetland Woolbrokers, and discover the history of this world-famous textile brand. To celebrate both our heritage and our future, we’ve commissioned ten handknit designs. Drawing on the distinctive legacies of Shetland Lace and Fair Isle knitting, worked in our yarns, and photographed right here in Shetland, these signature handknits unite the story of Shetland wool together with the rich textile heritage of the islands.

Designs from:

Sandra Manson

Kharis Leggate

Ella Gordon

Mary Henderson

Gudrun Johnston

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Lesley Smith

 

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Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story Download

Please Note; this is a digital PDF version of the book, a print copy can be purchased here

Shetland textiles have for centuries been loved and admired across the globe. With our characterful sheep and instantly recognisable styles of Fair Isle and Shetland Lace knitting, the Shetland islands have long been associated with a thriving local wool industry. At the heart of this industry is Jamieson & Smith, Shetland Woolbrokers, who have been buying and selling Real Shetland Wool since the 1930s. Today, Jamieson & Smith is run by a skilled and passionate team who continue to build on the company’s proud legacy. Inside this book, you’ll find out about the people who founded, built and sustained the Shetland Woolbrokers, and discover the history of this world-famous textile brand. To celebrate both our heritage and our future, we’ve commissioned ten handknit designs. Drawing on the distinctive legacies of Shetland Lace and Fair Isle knitting, worked in our yarns, and photographed right here in Shetland, these signature handknits unite the story of Shetland wool together with the rich textile heritage of the islands.

Designs from:

Sandra Manson

Kharis Leggate

Ella Gordon

Mary Henderson

Gudrun Johnston

Mary Jane Mucklestone

Lesley Smith

£14.99


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The Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace Collection - Volume 1

 

 

This collection brings together 4 of Gladys Amedros best selling patterns, reproduced from original patterns this booklet contains the pattern for The Gibbie Shawl, Lace Christening Robe, Fine Lace Stole and Scarf and My Weekly Baby Knits Shawl. Compiled by us at Jamieson & Smith, we also give some background and information about the history of Gladys' patterns and work with J&S.

Each pattern is written out line by line and not charted, the patterns are written for 1ply Cobweb and 2ply Lace but would work equally well with 1ply and 2ply Shetland Supreme and information for substituting is given.

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Traditional Shetland Scarves and Shawls

A great little A5 booklet with a wide range of classic vintage Shetland patterns photocopied from 1950s original, it also includes information about Shetland knitting in the 1950s. All the patterns are written out and not charted. Patterns include:

The Feather and Fan Scarf

The Four Ounce Shawl

The Scalloped Shawl

Pineapple Pattern Scarf

Diamond and Shell Scarf

Spiderweb Lace Scarf

Please note: this is a black and white photocopy of the original booklet, the writing is quite small.

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Knit Real Shetland - print version

15 Knitting Projects in Real Shetland Wool from Jamieson & Smith.

Introduction by Kate Davies.

Designs by: Jared Flood, Daniel Goldman, Gudrun Johnston, Mary Kay, Sandra Manson, Jean Moss, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Toshiyuki Shimada and Grace Williamson, Lesley Smith, Candace Eisner Strick, Hazel Tindall, Joyce Ward, Woolly Wormhead, Masami Yokoyama.

Our first ever book brings together local luminaries with international designers to show how Real Shetland Wool and Shetland's knitting heritage and culture has developed over the 65 years of Jamieson & Smith.

See and shop for Knit Real Shetland kits here

£15.00


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Knit Real Shetland Digital Download

15 Knitting Projects in Real Shetland Wool from Jamieson & Smith.

Introduction by Kate Davies.

Designs by: Jared Flood, Daniel Goldman, Gudrun Johnston, Mary Kay, Sandra Manson, Jean Moss, Mary Jane Mucklestone, Toshiyuki Shimada and Grace Williamson, Lesley Smith, Candace Eisner Strick, Hazel Tindall, Joyce Ward, Woolly Wormhead, Masami Yokoyama.

Our first ever book brings together local luminaries with international designers to show how Real Shetland Wool and Shetland's knitting heritage and culture has developed over the 65 years of Jamieson & Smith.

See and shop for Knit Real Shetland kits here.

Note: A link to the download will appear at the bottom of the checkout page, as soon as the payment process is complete. 

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Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by Felicity Ford

Design your own stranded colourwork with the KNITSONIK System. In this inspiring book, artist and designer, Felicity Ford shows you how to translate ordinary subjects into extraordinary stranded colourwork with her playful and inventive KNITSONIK system. Discover how to find inspiration in daily life, pick yarn shades based on things you love, and recreate the richness of the world around you through clever shading.

Containing twelve case studies and three accessory patterns, the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook offers a wealth of tips, tricks and inspiration for you to take your stranded colourwork knitting to the next level. Beautifully photographed and clearly illustrated throughout, this book reveals how everything from factories to fruitcake can be used to inspire knitting projects based on the things, places and plants that you love.

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Shetlands Sheep

'The definitive guide to sheep and wool in Shetland.'

Did you know that...

  • Shetland Sheep produce the worlds finest wool
  • Sheep putnumber humans in Shetland by over 12 to 1
  • the fleeces of Shetland sheep come in more than 30 different colours and patterns - each with its own name drawn from norn, the ancient langauge of Shetland
  • Shetlands two main wool producers (both called Jamieson) between them produce yarn in over 300 colours
  • The first sheep were brought to Shetland more than 5000 years ago
  • more than 15% of Shetlanders keep sheep
  • it takes 60 seconds to shear a sheep
  • you can tell a sheeps genetic make up by looking at its fleece
  • shetland sheep like to eat seaweed

This book is packed with fun facts about the small, hardy sheep that roam Shetlands moorlands, the wool and the meat they produce, and their role in Shetlands history, economy and society.

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Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Playbook by Felicity Ford

The KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook is the exciting sequel to the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. The playbook offers inspiring opportunities for applying patterns found in daily life to celebratory hand knits. In its pages you’ll learn how to draft your own knitted correspondence; to produce stranded colourwork bunting with your friends; to translate the textures of your town into a cowl; to experiment with scale and proportion when working with motifs; and to adapt and create a stunning shawl that will cover your shoulders with rounds of hand-picked flowers. Featuring the voices and ideas of many friends from the community of knitters who already enjoy working with the KNITSONIK system, this collection is full of fun, friendship, and designs that invite you to play.

The projects contained in the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Playbook each include sumptuous photographs, drawings and notes. This enriching extra content enables you to easily customise each pattern to reflect your unique sense of style, and the things and places that matter to you.

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Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters

Share the joy of Fair Isle knitting with members of the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers as they showcase 15 patterns for you to create. The patterns were designed by Fair Isle knitters resident in Shetland who are true masters of the craft. by sharing their knowledge and experience perhaps some of the mastery can rub off on you!

 

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