Mocktails & Cocktails
A new design for the winter season, inspired by the variety of mocktail and cocktail drinks and their glass shapes! The outer fabric has been machine knit using Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift wool in a dark grey called Oxford, and a stunning 100% British Blue Faced Leicester yarn from Rusty Ferret in Dundee called Kids Rainbow. The pink handle and lining fabric, which looks like sliced fruit to me, is from Fabric Focus in Edinburgh. These bags will be for sale in my shop update on Friday 27th November at 8pm (Edinburgh time).
Woolly Originals is delighted to announce a new product, the ZippaClip to compliment or contrast with your Woolly bag! These stunning ergonomically designed loops with a clip attachment have been created and crocheted by the incredibly talented Suraya of Mahliqa in London using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift wool and swarovski crystals: “Thrilled to announce a new product designed in collaboration with lovely Sarah of Woolly Originals. We chatted over the summer about designing an aid to the zipper of her beautiful bags to make it easier to open and close them. The oval design was the perfect ergonomic shape to hook a...
Save the Oblong Fern
The oblong woodsia known as Woodsia ilvensis is the rarest fern in Britain and in danger of extinction. Over collected by the Victorians in the nineteenth century and affected by climate change, this beautiful plant can now be found in only three sites across Scotland. Luckliy, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is researching the genetic diversity of the fern with a hope to better understand and conserve the species. Nadia Russell who is currently studying the oblong woodsia kindly explained to me the problems the plant is facing. Warmer wetter winters and colder springs with sudden temperature fluctuations have led to confusion for...
The Indie Dyers’ Woolly Bags
When I ran my Indie Dyers opportunity in July, I didn’t expect to receive so many incredible entries. There is a vast very talented pool of people in the yarn business. I originally planned to make three Woolly bags, but I just had to select four and it’s been my pleasure to work with such talented dyers and their yarns. The first Woolly bag to be made was for Ishrat of Fruitful Fushion. Ishrat is the Nottingham-based dyer behind Fruitful Fusion. She dabbled in yarn dyeing while living in North Africa and absolutely loved it! About a year and a...