Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns cover shows portrait of model wearing orange sweater against orange background.
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows back view of model wearing a colorwork hat.
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows stack of knit and crochet items with handmade Highland Cow Toy sitting atop the pile..
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows model wearing a large shawl in a light tan shade. Model is standing against white background holding scarf around her neck..
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows handmade Highland Cow Toy sitting on white surface. Pattern is one included in this book. 
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows back view of model wearing a marled blue and green sweater with texture at yoke and waist. Model standing against white background.
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows portrait of model wearing golden colored short sleeve sweater.
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows two models wearing crochet sweaters.
Yarn The Journal of Scottish Yarns interior page shows back view of model wearing a shawl in burnt orange. Model against white background holding shawl up to her neck.
Pillow or cushion with Highland Cow design embroidered in pink. Greenery arranged around pillow.
Woman wearing a grey sweater with Highland Cow design knit in orange on front of sweater.

Yarn - The Journal of Scottish Yarns: Issue 2

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Expected Arrival Date: November 30, 2022
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Yarn - The Journal of Scottish Yarns is a bi-annual journal focusing on community, history, culture, and creativity of textiles in Scotland. This new publication promises to be a colorful and insightful view of all things yarn related, making connections and joining threads.

Filled with interesting articles in addition to both crochet and knitting patterns, this issue is sure to be one we can sink into with a cuppa and your knitting at your side.
Click the Description button to read more about the contents of this issue! 


Published: November 2022
Pages: 212
Dimensions: 7.8 inches x 10 inches
Yarn - The Journal of Scottish Yarns Objectives:
  • Promote Scottish textiles culture and community by telling the stories - past and present - of the fibers, skills, artisans and industries that make up its fabric 
  • Support your creativity through a range of creative projects you can make yourself; from beginner to advanced level

Contents of Issue 2 -

Articles:

  • Di Gilpin: a retrospective on the career - so far - of knitwear designer and Scottish textile advocate
  • King Charles III is patron of The Princes Trust which seeks to preserve heritage crafts including knitting. This article looks at one of their programmes, Knitwise, which culminated 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

Patterns:

  Knitting:

    • Dullieach yoked jumper by Lucy Hague using The Birlinn Yarn Company
    • Aggie the Highland Cow intarsia jumper and cushion cover 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 Highlan Cow toy by Kirsten Bedigan using Jamieson & Smith Jumperweight

      Crochet:

      • 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

        Rainbow Ram Embroidery sampler by Susie Finlayson, based on sheep head motif on inside cover, illustration by Mandy Tait/Natty Maid

                 


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