Yarn Issue 2


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Yarn - The Journal of Scottish Yarns is a new bi-annual journal focussing on community, history, culture and creativity of textiles in Scotland.

It aims to tell the stories - past and present - of the fibres, skills, artisans and industries  and supporting creativity through a range of projects you can make yourself.

Issue 2 features:

  •  Di Gilpin: a retrospective on the career - so far - of knitwear designer and Scottish textile advocate.
  • The Princes Trust Future Textiles programme: with specifics from The Library of Knit, a Knitwise project which Di Gilpin worked on culminating in an installation in the arboreteum 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 by Lucy Hague using The Birlinn Yarn Company
  • Aggie the Highland Cow intarsia jumper by Sylvia Watts-Cherry using Di Gilpin Lalland
  • Portmoak Moss beanie hat by Louise Mossom using Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift
  • Moness large rectangular shawl by Maddie Harvey using The Silly Sheep Fibre Company’s laceweight yarn
  • Bemersyde triangular shawl by Samira Hill using Cookston Crafts/Ripples Craft yarn
  • Harris the Highland Cow toy by Kirsten Bedigan using Jamieson & Smith Jumperweight

Crochet patterns:

  • Eildon Woods yoked jumper by Samira Hill using Black Isle Yarns Auchen yarn
  • Droman jumper by Merrian Holland using Jamieson’s of Shetland DK
  • Dunkeld slipper socks by Marta Mitchell using New Lanark Spinning Aran weight

You can see yarn and sizes for the knit and crochet patterns on Ravelry here.

Includes code for a digital copy

200+ pages, 20 x 25.5 cm

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