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Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story

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Jamieson & Smith: A Shetland Story

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Shetland textiles have for centuries been loved and admired across the globe. With the 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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Craft

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English

Shetland wool is well know for its fineness and warmth, the sheep graze all over Shetland from beaches to hills eating the heather and seaweed along side the grass -this diet together with the wild and wet weather on Shetland produces a wool that is strong and warm but also soft.

Shetland wool is perfect for hand knitting – traditionally for Shetland lace and Fair Isle, but at Jamieson and Smiths (also wool brokers) the total fleece is used -with the coarser parts been used in carpets.

Jamieson & Smith Shetland Wool Brokers Ltd. purchase Shetland wool from over 700 of Shetland’s crofters and farmers, and transform it into high-quality Shetland wool products including yarns, knitwear, blankets and carpets. Jamieson and Smith work towards enhancing the profile of Shetland Wool and so helping the local wool producers. They purchase over 80% of all the wool grown on Shetland and so they play a very important part in supporting the crofting industry, the traditional textile industry and the heritage of the islands.

All of the products from Jamieson and Smith carry the 3 Sheep Logo, this logo shows that all the wool is 100% Real Shetland Wool from pure bred Shetland Sheep that are born and bred on the islands.

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Craft

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English

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