March 2020


Wonderful article and knitting pattern for the Moray Star Gansey!


September 2019

In September Di received the Fletcher of Saltoun Award from the Saltire Society

The award was in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Scotland’s reputation throughout the world for innovation, hard work, intelligence and superb craftsmanship.                     




Check out the interview with Fruity knitting!


September 2017


Di and Sheila again attended Wool Week in Shetland from Saturday 23rd September, presenting many Classes throughout the event.


On Saturday 16th September, Di Gilpin gave a presentation at the Danish Strikkefestival in Fano, Denmark. Di and Sheila also had a stand at the Strikkefest, where Lalland Lambswool and Patterns were well received.


The Perth Festival of Yarn was the local event for 2017, where Di and Sheila had a stand at the entrance to the Event. Di was invited to deliver the keynote presentation at the event, which was well attended and much appreciated by all concerned.


June 2017


On Saturday 10th June, Di Gilpin gave a presentation at the Border Textile Group Monthly Meeting at Foulden, nr. Berwick Upon Tweed. The talk focused on some of the special knitting and design techniques that are a speciality of Di Gilpin.


Di and Sheila again attended the sheep pens in Cumbria on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June 2017. An even better success at this year's stall with more visitors and many more sales of Lalland Lambswool and Patterns achieved. We will be back next year.


April 2017


Di Gilpin gave a Masterclass in Gansey Knitting at the Rheged Knit and Stitch on 8th and 9th April 2017.

The Di Gilpin Stand was also at the show doing brisk business for new patterns and the lambswool to go with them.


March 2017


Di Gilpin wasat Edinburgh Yarn Fest in early March 2017.

For the start of the 2017 shows, Di taught Colourwork and Knit/Weave on Thursday 9th and
Crazy Cabling on Saturday 11th March.

Both Classes were completely full, and the main Market Place, held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March, sold out of almost all the Lalland Lambswool brought to the event. It proved very popular indeed.


August 2016

The 16th August 2016 Issue (Issue 101) of the Knitter Magazine features an exciting new design from Di in collaboration with The Fibre Co.



June 2016



24th and 25th June 2016 saw Di Gilpin at WoolFest in Cockermouth.
Again, Di and Sheila were in the Sheep Pens at Mitchells Action Mart.


April/May 2016

In Edinburgh, The Knitting and Stitching Show
from 28th April to 1st May 2016.

Sheila and Di taught 8 classes (see schedule).
In addition there was a stand in the Designer section
selling the Di Gilpin Kits, Wool, Patterns and Garments.



March 2016



Di Gilpin was at the Edinburgh Yarn Fest at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on 18th and 19th March 2016


December 2015

High winds and floods could not stop Di and Sheila hosting a very successful stand at the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. Di taught some classes too!



May 2015


Di spoke at

The Scottish Fisheries Museum for the Silver in the Shadows event at
7pm on Saturday 16th May.

The event was a treasure trail of artwork by Fife artists and makers which visitors were invited
to discover on a journey throughout the museums labyrinth of atmospheric spaces.

One Night Only!


April 2015

How do you sell luxury without a brand name behind you?

(BBC Business Article)



December 2014


The Herald Scotland has recently featured Di Gilpin for the work done on our order from Wolsey.


November 2014

Di Gilpin featured on Business Gateway advertisement                      



Local Fife Herald / St. Andrews Citizen coverage of the Largo label launch
Fashion United also noted the launch of the Largo label


October 2014

Di Gilpin launches a new Largo label                      


July 2014

Living in Clips posted coverage of a Di Gilpin
Skirt at the ERDOS 1436 Show