Many of you will have heard the name Marie Wallen, a former head designer at Rowan who started her own design company in 2013. Marie became an enthusiast of the Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift yarn and in 2017 published her book of 12 Fair Isle designs – “Shetland”.
All of the collection’s photographs were taken at various locations around Shetland, during a trip which left Marie sad to leave and keen to return. In particular she became attached to Belmont House in Unst.
Now, 2 years later, Marie is preparing for the launch of another book – “Meadow” – featuring designs exclusively knitted using Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift yarn. However there’s more to this book release as Marie announces in her July news letter. Having recently heard of the Harriet’s Hat pattern, and the MRI Maakers efforts to raise funds for the Shetland MRI Scanner appeal, she approached us with an offer of support. She will be donating £1 from every copy sold from it’s launch on the 1st of October to the scanner appeal. Not only that, but there’s to be a small feature in the book dedicated to explaining the appeal and what the £1 donation from each sale will help to achieve.
Marie announces this in her July newsletter and includes details of the Harriet’s Hat pattern, along with links directly to the MRI Maakers site and the Shetland MRI Scanner appeal site.
Meadow will be available in Jamieson’s of Shetland during Shetland Wool Week, both in the Commercial Street store and at the wool mill at Sandness. We can’t thank Marie enough for her generous assistance, but reading of her fondness of Shetland from her previous book of spindrift designs, it’s easy to understand why she felt compelled to. Thank you.