Based in Edinburgh, Woolly Originals uses vintage knitting machines to create bags for knitters, crocheters, crafters and artists to use for their projects and for their tools.
The designs are based on ideas and inspiration from a range of sources: from the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides; to the paintings by Joan Eardley; to the hand knitter’s brioche stitch; to the shape of Scottish malt whisky bottles; to tessellating carrots and parsnips; to Scottish wildflowers and trees.
Shetland wools from Jamieson’s of Shetland are used to create the external fabric of my products. One-off designs may also use other wools e.g. Portuguese weaving wool from Burel Mountain Originals. The bags and cases are lined using cotton or linen fabrics from Scottish Linen in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Butttons, recycled fabrics and crochet techniques are used to enhance and decorate some of the designs.
Photographs of Woolly Originals’ work can also be viewed on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter as @woollyoriginals. Hand knits and crochet projects can also be seen on Ravelry.