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  • Donna Wilson Pennan Throw Green Yellow

    The Pennan Collection

    Donna takes us behind the scenes of her new woven throws and cushions, inspired by childhood memories of her most treasured place, Pennan. Traditional techniques The Pennan throws and cushions are woven in the UK, in a small mill in Bristol. Made from 100% lambswool, the Pennan design is based on traditional handwoven weaving techniques,

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  • Aberdeenshire Council Tartan Commission

    Hi everyone, We’re very happy to announce that the Aberdeenshire Tartan is now complete! You may remember reading about the start of this project in one of our earlier blog posts here. Commissioned by the Aberdeenshire Council for the Be Part of The Picture Project, the new Aberdeenshire tartan was designed by Donna Wilson with

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  • Inside the Mill

    If you have ever wondered how tartan is made, here are some photos of a mill I visited this week in Scotland.  I love visiting factories, and most of these mills have amazing clanky old Victorian machinery that still work, so many skilled workers, and lots of colourful wool!

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  • Edith’s Fishermen’s ‘Gansey’s

     Last Weekend I went to Scotland to visti my family, and visited  the Portsoy Salmon Bothy where my sister works.  I met a lovely lady called Edith who knitted Fishermen’s Guernsey’s (fisherman’s sweaters/jumpers/jerseys!) I was totally intrigued- these Guernsey’s take about three months to knit, because of all the different stitches and finest needles used. They are

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  • A Tribute to the Best Cyril-Squirrel Maker in the World!

    I first met Elaine, when I was working on the beautiful Orkney Islands, for Scottish accessories company Tait and Style.  Elaine was an out worker for Ingrid.  When I set up my own company, I asked Elaine if she’d like any more work, and she enthusiastically accepted.   Ever since 2004 we have been sending

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