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
- 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
- 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
Includes code for a digital copy
200+ pages, 20 x 25.5 cm