Cashmere Yarn | Winding

Cashmere Yarn | Winding

After being spun on the mule spinners the yarn which is on cones, known as "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...

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Cashmere Yarn | Spinning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Rosie Sugden x Anthropologie

Rosie Sugden x Anthropologie

We are so excited to be stocked at Anthropologie USA this season & we were even more excited to see this gorgeous imagery of our products styled by the in-house Anthropologie team. So for obvious reason we had to share it here on our blog! First up is our classic...

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Q & A with Rosie

Q & A with Rosie

This blog is all about taking you behind the scenes of my business, so as I am often asked a lot of the same questions I thought it would be fun to do a Q&A about my inspirations, designs, and how I got into Textiles. I hope you enjoy reading it! How did you get...

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The Mill | Behind the scenes pt3

The Mill | Behind the scenes pt3

Whilst many of our products are knitted on high tech Shima machines, we remain committed to finishing everything by hand. All our products are linked and the ends finished by our experienced team in our mill in the Scottish Borders. A lot of these skills have been...

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The Mill | Behind the scenes pt2

The Mill | Behind the scenes pt2

For the second instalment of behind the scenes at the mill I wanted to show you some of the machinery we use. Our production is a mix of hand skills and also high tech Shima Seiki machines, the two combined mean we incorporate skills passed down from generations in...

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The Mill | Behind the scenes pt1

The Mill | Behind the scenes pt1

We recently paid a visit to the mill we work with in the Scottish Borders and I took along brilliant photographer Ciara Menzies to capture some of the behind-the-scenes action. I've worked with this mill since I started my business in 2011 and I love that it is...

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