Shetland Wool Week in pictures, part 2

Mel at Aithsetter Mel and Hazel McKenzie, our Wool-Week landlady. Sandra and Ella at J&S (if you are wondering about their cardigans, there’s a free pattern here) Eric Stewart, showing us around the impressive textile facilitation unit at Shetland College Knitters from six nations enjoying a trip to Unst (yoohoo ladies! It was lovely to…

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a winner . . . and a request

(Sonia Delaunay swimsuits, 1928) The winner Comments on Jean’s interview have now been closed, and we have a randomly selected winner in the giveaway to receive a copy of Sweet Shawlettes. Gabriela (whose favourite garden flower is the peony) it is YOU! Congratulations! I have sent you an email so that you can let me…

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Textisles is out!

WHOOT! I am exceedingly happy to report that Textisles Issue 2 is now available! In this issue you receive: Two patterns (for the Betty Mouat sweater and the BMC) and four feature articles (three by me, and one by Susan Crawford). There is also a “meet the maker” interview with Griseldis Schmitthuber, who, with a…

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now forthcoming!

I’m hard at work here at the moment, putting together the next issue of Textisles. It is shaping up really well, and I’m very excited about it! Among other things, this issue contains everything (well, almost everything) you will ever need to know about the history of the modern swimsuit, including a guest-feature from the…

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news &c

A miscellaneous post: First, a reminder that there are only five days remaining for entries in the Wovember competition. You could win some amazing things! One grand woolly winner will be selected by our friends at Jamieson & Smith, and there are other great prizes too: Blacker Designs are offering three runners-up awards for the…

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