As part of my collection I have been creating garments that revolve around the idea of being protected from the elements during the winter, and sometimes summer months here.
Being battered from all directions of storm force wind, rain, hail....whatever else you want to add in, it is far from warm, and as well as needing waterproof clothing, warmth and layering is key.
Shetland wool is a great sustainable, local resource and I have been using yarn from the Lerwick wool brokers: Jamieson and Smith in my collections for the last couple of years. It weaves beautifully and creates a great cloth for outerwear. Not only is Shetland wool important for me to use because it is local, it is sourced from over 800 local crofters which helps to support them too, and it is all hand graded. This for me means that I know I am getting a top quality yarn, from my home.