The Journal of Scottish Yarns - Issue 1

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The Journal of Scottish Yarns - (Price incudes a paper copy with a download code for ebook version )

A colourful and insightful view of all things yarn related, making connections, and joining threads. Yarn - The Journal of Scottish Yarns is a new bi-annual journal focussing on community, history, culture and creativity of textiles in Scotland.

· Short History of Scottish Textiles: A run through the History of Scottish Textiles illustrated with some of the panels from The Great Tapestry of Scotland

· Newburgh Handloom Weavers: From South Uist to the Scottish Borders and Fife, Newburgh Handloom Weavers are producing handwoven bespoke tweed on looms with a story

· The Native Sheep Breeds of Scotland: Steeped in more than 6,000 years of history, Scottish sheep are an interesting flock

· The Story of Iona Wool: The story of how single origin Iona Wool came to be created

· The Border Mill: What do you do when you have more alpaca fleece than you can hand-spin? Set up a new mill in Duns in the Scottish Borders

· Stitching Loyalty: An 18th century embroidery making a statement of loyalty to the exiled Stuart royal family

· Dovecot Studios produce a tapestry woven masterpiece from a masterpiece of a masterpiece

· Learning to Spin: Some of the experts in and around Scotland share their advice on learning a specific craft

Issue 1 – specially commissioned designs:

· Knitting patterns: Covesea Cowl (in large and small sizes) by Emily K Williams (Flutterby Knits), Bennachie Top by Sylvia Watts-Cherry (With Cherries on Top), Forvie Shawl by Kirsten Bedigan (Aphaia Knits), Sìthean Tabard by Katt Weaver (Heather and Hops)

· Crochet patterns: Cullen Top by Samira Hill (Eildon Hills Designs), Cùl Mòr Cardigan and Loch Maree Fingerless Mitts by Merrian Holland (Mezzacraft)

· Solas Órga Crewelwork sampler: by Susie Finlayson, suitable for beginners