Jamieson & Smith 100% Shetland Wool
Real Shetland Wool
Jamieson & Smith
J&S has been in business since the 1930's when it was founded by the Smith family of Berry Farm in Scalloway. In the 1960's the business moved to Lerwick where it remains today.
Where are The Shetland Islands?
The Shetland Islands are located north-east of Scotland at 60 degrees latitude and are almost as close to Norway as they are Scotland. The Shetland Isles consist of around 100 islands of which up to 30 are inhabited by people. The Islands came under Scottish rule in the 15th century, but before that Norwegian influences were strong. The islands today continue to blend Norse and Scottish cultures.
Shetland wool comes from Shetland sheep, a small primitive sheep that is particularly suited to living on these islands. Their diet consists of salt-misted grass, heather and sometimes seaweed. Their wool comes in several colors and fleece patterns which result in beautiful naturally colored yarn. Their wool also takes dyes very well and so J&S offers a huge selection of colors.