Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story


Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story Download


The Gladys Amedro Vintage Lace Collection - Volume 1


Knit Real Shetland - print version


Knit Real Shetland Digital Download


Shetlands Sheep


Fair Isle Designs from Shetland Knitters


A Legacy of Shetland Lace by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers


A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers


Handywoman by Kate Davies


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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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A Legacy of Shetland Lace 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. While some are strictly traditional others are modernised and the patterns featured have designs planned for all levels of skill and experience. The book features patterns from Shetland Lace icons Mary Kay, Hazel Tindall and Ina Irvine to name a few. All the patterns in the book can be knitted with our Shetland Supreme 1 and 2 ply worsted yarns which come in a range of five natural colours. Any patterns calling for 2ply can also use our 2ply Lace Weight Yarn which comes in twenty five shades.

 

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers was formed in 1988. The patterns in this book have been donated by members. Members meet most months to provide/enjoy workshops, share knowledge and explore textile related crafts. Guild members also demonstrate their skills when requested. Income from the sale of this book will be used by the Guild to continue to promote all aspects of traditional Shetland textile skills

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A Shetlanders Fair Isle Graph Book by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers

In the mid-20th century, Shetland' professional knitters designed and knitted hundreds of Fair Isle garments each year. The knitting charts produced here are from two original design books, which include both Fair Isle and Norwegian-inspired motifs. The charts are aimed at the adventurous knitter, who wishes to be inspired by classic, authentic Shetland Fair Isle patterns and colourways.

Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers was formed in 1988. Members meet most months to provide/enjoy workshops, share knowledge and explore textile related crafts. Guild members also demonstrate their skills when requested. A newsletter is produced regularly, and the Guild has a dedicated group on Ravelry and a Facebook page. Income from the sale of this book will be used by the Guild to promote all aspects of traditional Shetland textile skills.

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Handywoman by Kate Davies

Paralysed by a stroke at the age of 36, Kate Davies' world turned upside-down. Forced to change direction, Kate took a radical new creative path. Handywoman tells this story.

This is not a book about Kate's triumph over adversity. Rather, it is her account of the ordinary activities and everyday objects that stroke and disability made her see differently. From braiding hair for the first time to learning how to knit again; from the lessons of a working-class creative childhood to the support of the contemporary craft community; from the transformative effects of good design to developing a new identity as a disabled walker; in this engaging series of essays, Kate describes how the experience of brain injury allowed her to build a new kind of handmade life. Part memoir, part personal celebration of the power of making, in Handywoman Kate reclaims disability as in itself a form of practical creativity. 

Kate Davies is an award-winning knitwear designer and author writing on many topics from disability and design to textile history and women’s history. She’s published eight books about hand-knitting, lives on the edge of the Scottish Highlands and is inspired by her local landscape every day. 

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