My favourite book … wanderings in the Cairngorm mountains.Read More
Off Shore Shearing, The Clearances and Australian EmigrationRead More
Lambing on Sunhill Croft, Isle of Berneray.Read More
Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Ysolda Teague - The Birlinn Yarn Company & Meet the Shepherdess
Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th 10:00-17:30 Main Event
Sunday 18th - 10:00-14:00 Meet the ShepherdessRead More
Back in August Corrine from The Woolly Thistle visited me in Berneray and we had a lovely chat at our kitchen table about Birlinn Yarn, island life, crofting, Hebridean culture and sea faring sheep.
Why not settle down with a cup of tea and your knitting for a listen.Read More
Who is the winner of the Birlinn Yarn Company Knitting Pattern Design Competition?Read More
Open design competition for Knitting Fashion Accessories
Design for the Birlinn Yarn Company and win a holiday in a beautiful Hebridean Thatched Cottage.
At The Birlinn Yarn Company we are seeking a knitting designer who understands our established brand but who could give us a wee contemporary twist.Read More
A trip to St Kilda to meet the Soay Sheep.Read More
Hebridean colours that inspired the Birlinn Yarn organic dyed range.Read More
I was recently contacted by the UK co-ordinator of the Fashion Revolution website to contribute to their blog. This organisation believes in an industry which values people, the environment, creativity and profits in equal measure and their mission is to bring everyone together to make that happen.
I have been very flattered by their interest in The Birlinn Yarn Company but also grateful that our careful consideration of both the cultural and environmental context within which we work and live, was recognised within an international arena. It makes all the hard work worth while.
Thank you Fashion Revolution for giving our wee Scottish voice a international megaphone!!
Please click on the image below and have a read of our blog and those of others from around the world who are working towards the same social and environmental aspirations.