Happy Birthday Daphne!

Daphne is 1 today! My office buddy, and furry little best-friend is all grown up! So I thought what a great excuse to share some photos of her from the last year. Here she is in the studio with me and further down you can see some photos from a shoot we did last year...

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Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Once the cashmere fibre has been through dyeing, carding, spinning and winding and turned into yarn it is ready to go into stock or be sold. It is in these boxes pictured that the yarn is shipped up to our mill in the Scottish Borders. We buy our yarn in Kgs and order...

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Cashmere Yarn | Winding

After being spun on the mule spiders the yarn which is on "cops" is then moved to winding. The winding machine undertakes quality control processes and also winds the yarn from the "cops" onto cones. The cones are what the yarn will be sold on and usually weigh 1kg....

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Cashmere Yarn | Spinning

Once the cashmere fibre has been dyed, blended and carded it is ready to be spun into yarn. The spinning department is the noisiest as the machines are big and constantly on the go, they often run through the night. The machines are known as spinning mules. Each...

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Cashmere Yarn | Carding

We hope you've been enjoying our series of posts on the making of cashmere yarn, today we're moving onto the Carding process. Carding is a mechanical process that disentangles, cleans and intermixes fibres to produce a continuous web of fibre/yarn suitable for...

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Cashmere Yarn | Blending

Blending happens between dyeing and carding and is the process of mixing precise recipes, or raw cashmere, to get the perfect fibre mix for each individual colour on the shade-card. During the blending process fibres pass through opening machines which separate the...

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Cashmere Yarn | The Dye House

Once the yarn arrives from Mongolia and colours have been chosen it's onto the dye house! The smell of the dye-house is so nostalgic for me as when I was little my Dad used to take me round the mill after school and I always loved seeing all the processes, especially...

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Cashmere Yarn | Recipe Room

For the second instalment of this series I wanted to take you behind the scenes in the "Recipe Room". Every year my yarn supplier send me a new "shade-card". This is their equivalent of a look book and details all their colours available for purchase that year. It's...

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Cashmere Yarn | Origins

I am very excited to bring a new series to the blog - "The Making of Cashmere Yarn". As you all know all my products are knitted in 100% cashmere, and whilst I often share images of the knitting machines at work there is a whole other story and process that has to...

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Rosie’s Studio

I recently gave my office a bit of a facelift. After many years of always prioritising storage over beauty I decided that, as I spent so much time in my office, it deserved to look beautiful too and be a calming room to work in!  Lovely Ciara Menzies popped by and...

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Interview : Pyrus Botanicals

So it might be January and you might be feeling blue but we have a little something to brighten up your day. In December last year we snuck out of Edinburgh to East Lothian to hang out with Pyrus Botanicals a.k.a Fiona & Natalya. As with so much these days I...

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Men’s Cashmere Collection

Did you know we did men's accessories too? Probably not, but this season we have a small range of men's beanies and scarves. They're unisex designs really, it just depends on your style! We loved shooting these pieces with Anette Schive and Stanley McKay last November...

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Beat the January blues….

It's the bleakest time of year and we wanted to bring some cheer to your week in the shape of our cashmere ear-warmer. It's actually knocked the turban off the best-seller spot and this gorgeous shade of Nickel has been hugely popular. This style is super-wearable ...

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Christmas Gift Guide

Today we are delighted to share our Christmas gift guide with you. You may have seen it on instagram over the last 12 days. We really hope it's inspired you and in case you missed it we've included everything here on the blog in case you're looking for some last...

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