Jenny Robertson hand knits fine cobweb lace from hand-spun yarn. She makes bespoke shawls, scarfs, gloves, wraps and stoles from the Isle of Eigg.
Verified by Make Works Scotland August 2013
|Location||Isle of Eigg, Highland|
Typical clients at A' Nead Knitwear often are people looking for a hand knitted lace shawl, wrap, stole or scarf which is a bit different. Bespoke christening shawls and bridal shawls are custom made. The production process involves sourcing local raw wool, which is often white and silver gotland or merino. This is then combed and carded, before being hand spun into yarn. There are a variety of colour blends possible and Jenny can also dye the yarn using the solar dying process (with natural extracts). No two items are ever the same and measurements are always approximate due to the nature of the materials. Customers should come with a timeframe in mind when producing a custom piece.
|Turnaround Time||10 Days +|
|Starting Cost||Under £50|
|Production Access||By appointment|
|File Types||Not required|
MaterialsWool Angora Silk Gossamer Silk Hand Spun Yarn
ProcessesSpinning Hand Knitting Lace Knitting Solar Dyeing
MachinesHebridean Spinning Wheel
Video: Make Works visits A'Nead Knitwear on the Isle of Eigg
A'Nead Knitwear was set up because I wanted to provide an income doing something I really enjoy. I have been been doing this now for about 5 years using traditional and contemporary lace patterns, although the spinning is more recent.
Contact A'Nead Knitwear
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|Address||A'Nead, Isle of Eigg, PH42 4RL|