Uradale

One of the really fascinating aspects about our Shetland Oo project has been finding out more about what motivates Shetlanders who work with wool, and what really makes them tick, both personally and politically (because yes, in so many ways wool is political). Ronnie Eunson and Sue White of Uradale farm, near Scalloway, are particularly… Read More

Sheep Carousel

It’s time to show you the second design I’ll be launching at Woolfest. . . I confess that this one has been quite hard to keep quiet about . . . Dear tea-obsessed knitters, I present to you . . . The Sheep Carousel Tea Cosy! I suppose it was inevitable that at some point… Read More

rams and yowes

Hmmm . . . do I spy . . . some sheep? . . . . many sheep? . . . and many rams? 120 yowes and 48 rams?!! Yes! It’s the rams and yowes lap blanket! In case you were wondering, yowe means ewe in Shetland dialect and, just like the sheepheid design from… Read More

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… Read More

Shetland Wool Week

Huzzah for Shetland Wool Week! I have been enjoying: Spectacular landscapes in beautiful weather . . . (The Drongs from Braewick) . . .hanging out with my favourite woolly creatures (Shetland sheep at Lunna) . . .meeting inspiring people . . . (Hazel Tindall) (Mary-Jane Mucklestone) . . . good company . . . (Wool… Read More

best fest

There has been much talk over the past few days about the general handsomeness, and nobility of the ovine. Here is a supreme example. Just look at that marvellous phizog! So calm, so gentle, so self-contained, so . . .sheepy! I spent a long time admiring this fine herdwick at woolfest the other day, and… Read More