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Yarn - Autumn/Winter 2022

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The Journal of Scottish Yarns - Autumn / Winter 2022 

Contents include:

  • Di Gilpin: a retrospective on the career - so far - of knitwear designer and Scottish textile advocate
  • King Charles III is patron of The Princes Trust which seeks to preserve heritage crafts including knitting. This article looks at one of their programmes, Knitwise, which culminated in an installation in the arboretum of Dumfries House in Ayrshire
  • The origins of Tartan: commemorating the 200th anniversary of Gorge IV visit to Edinburgh in 1822
  • The Silly Sheep Fibre Company: story of yarn from a croft on Shetland and their adventures with several sheep breeds
  • Jennie Howes, SkyBluePink Designs: evolution of a life in crafting from learning as a child through to operating a shop in Berwick-upon-Tweed, teaching crafts and selling handspun yarn
  • Black Isle Yarns: story of a small yarn producer who gathers fleece from smallholdings on the Black Isle and hand dyes the spun yarn using natural plant dyes
  • Woven Identities: Tartan meets Koru by Maori artist Mitchell Manuel: an exploration cultural heritage and symbolism inspired by Scottish ancestry, based on the autumn exhibition at the Smith Gallery in Stirling
  • A view of New Zealand from emigrating Scots via the Diaspora Tapestry

Knitting Patterns:

  • Dullieach yoked jumper 
  • Aggie the Highland Cow intarsia jumper and cushion cover 
  • Portmoak Moss beanie hat 
  • Moness large rectangular shawl 
  • Bemersyde triangular shawl by Samira Hill using Cookston Crafts/Ripples Craft yarn
  • Harris the Highland Cow toy 

Crochet Patterns:

  • Eildon Woods yoked jumper 
  • Droman jumper 
  • Dunkeld slipper socks