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  • Spring at the Studio!

    Finally the warm weather and sunshine has flooded the studio with light. I just love working out at the table in the courtyard with Cuillin laid in the shade and fresh coffee at the morning break. I am working on finishing the final piece in the Fibre Co. Terra...a gorgeous blend of alpaca, silk and wool for a collection I am preparing for them for the Autumn....a wee gilet in 2 colours and lovely abstract cabling.......

     

    Sheila and I are also packing our suitcase of goodies to go to Aberdeen on friday to the delightful @Wool for Ewe....hope if you are in the area you have your ticket! Special cheeses and locally brewed beer! Our dear friend Kay, Shepherdess at @Claddach Farm, will be joining us to talk about all things sheep and we will have the first outing of our Saorse wool cashmere blend made by @Uist Wool! Its going to be an amazing evening and hope to see lots of folk there! 

     

    The Geo Fair Isle Yoked sweater pattern is now available on ravelry and our own store and is having loads of Love! Thanks to everyone who is emailing me with their progress updates .... I'm now drawing some great new designs for Autumn/Winter .....very excited about them so will be sharing their progress over the summer.

    We have a beautiful new colour to launch at Woolfest....a deep bright turquoise! This is specially for Sheila! It will feature in one of the winter designs...which traces the journey of a small burn from the spring, to the river, to the sea! There will be a fabulous gansey design as part of this new collection and some stunning accessories.....so exciting!

    We are also looking for any designers who would like to work with us on some new patterns for our beautiful Saorse and for the Lalland. Do please be in touch! 

    You can now buy the Lalland Lambswool and our very own patterns in the US at the following beautiful stores:

    Avenue Yarns : The Knothouse : Fibre Space.

    Sheila is always looking for great knitters who would like to join our team.....so do be in touch if you are in the UK....we are especially needing knitters who love making socks and small projects!

    email me on di.gilpin1@gmail.com

    Finally here is another vintage piece....my Grey China Jacket ....worn by Alice at Knitclub! Designed on Skye in 1989!!!!! Yvonne is wearing the Black Pearl she made last year....both looking amazing! Knit club is every thursday night at the old studio...hoping to be sitting out in the courtyard tonight!

    Happy Spring Knitting!

    Dixxxx

     

     

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