Archive for the ‘Colour’ Category

Fine Fish AND Jamieson’s of Shetland

Monday, April 18th, 2016

It’s been a very busy week here with two new and very significant arrivals.

Firstly a consignment of hand dyed 75/25 Merino/Nylon sockyarn from Fine Fish Yarns – absolutely delightful colours bound up in 50g pocket skeins.  Ideal for gifts.

Fine Fish Yarns

Then a day later, a huge consignment of Spindrift arrived from Jamieson’s of Shetland.  68 colours ……..  Perfect for fairisle and all kinds of colour work.

Shetland Spindrift is a native wool grown in Shetland, uniquely spun in Sandness. This colour range is born from the natural shades of fleece grown by the unique breed of Shetland sheep. The names come from the strong dialect. Shetland yarn has a low carbon footprint as the fleeces are bought from local crofters and travel no more than 80 miles from source to the mill where all the processes are carried out under the same roof.
Shetland Spindrift is a 2ply jumper weight yarn equivalent to 4ply. This yarn is traditionally used for Fair Isle knitting and comes in stunning contemporary colours.

Perfect for sweaters, hats, mittens, tea cosies, scarves etc







Jamison's of Shetland


Workshops & Classes for March-April

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Janet Clare

Janet Clare


Upcoming workshops and classes which all take place in the beautiful studio over the shop:

Regular Weekly Classes

Tuesday mornings 11.00 – 1.00pm:  knitting with Maria McGann ( or 086 222 7884)

Tuesday afternoons 2.00 – 4.00pm:  crochet with Maria McGann ( or 086 222 7884)

Wednesday mornings 10.30-12.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte   ( or 087 652 8448)

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  sewing with Dee Harte  ( or 087 652 8448)

Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30pm:  knitting class

Workshops & Events

Saturday 28 March 10-1pm:  Maria Tapper – Creative Embroidery.  (

Saturday 28 March:  Maria Tapper – Sewing workshop.  (

Sunday, 12 April 11.00 to 5.00pm: Irish Crochet / Clones Laceworkshop with Maire Treanor

Saturday, 11 April 10-5pm:  Make a felted top with Niki Collier

Tuesday, 14 April 11-4pm:  Drawing With Your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare (




Rosemary at or on 087 996 7197

Colour & Tone Guide

Friday, December 19th, 2014



I’m told by an artist friend that this one is the best on the market.
Choose your colours with confidence!
Simply place your colour wheel on the fabric or swatch of colour you want to match with so it shows through the window.  Pick the shade which is closest to your swatch.  Point the indicator to choose your combination and pick the colours with the same shade letter.
The Tonal Estimator, which comes with the Colour Wheel, will help you evaluate the tones of your chosen fabrics or yarns.