Fair Isle truien van Jamieson’s of Shetland bij De Wandelwinkel

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Fair Isle truien van Jamieson’s of Shetland

Faire Ilse trui Jamieson's of Shetland

Wollen truien uit Shetland, bescheiden naturel tinten of uitbundige kleuren

Jamieson’s of Shetland: woollen Fair Isle sweaters and cardigans

Als eerste in Nederland brengt De Wandelwinkel kleurrijke wollen truien en vesten van Jamieson’s of Shetland. Shetland is een afgelegen eilandengroep tussen Noorwegen en Schotland en gelegen in de Noord Atlantische Oceaan. Shetland heeft een subarctisch zeeklimaat.

De truien en vesten zijn gemaakt van 100% pure Shetlandwol afkomstig van het het Shetlandschaap. Deze wol heeft een unieke textuur en is zeer geschikt voor het maken van truien. Shetlandwol wordt over de hele wereld geroemd. De wol heeft een lage ecologische voetafdruk en wordt van kleine locale schapenboeren (crofters) gekocht. Van schapenvacht tot trui is hooguit 125 km.

We hebben nauwe contacten met het familiebedrijf Jamieson’s of Shetland. De allerbeste Shetlandwol wordt hier verwerkt tot garens. De truien met authentieke Shetland en Fair Isle motieven worden lokaal gemaakt en er is keuze uit tientallen modellen, motieven en kleuren. Ga ervan uit dat we de mooiste kleuren hebben uitgezocht.

De Fair Isle truien van Jamieson’s of Shetland zijn uniek in het Nederlandse straatbeeld, op de Waddeneilanden en op de Drentse heide.


Faire Ilse trui van Jamieson's of Shetland

Vest met Fair Isle motief van Jamieson’s of Shetland


Faire Ilse trui van Jamieson's of Shetland

Cardigan with Fair Isle pattern made by Jamieson’s of Shetland


Logo Jamieson's of Shetland

Logo van Jamieson’s of Shetland


Wat zegt Jamieson zelf:

Jamieson’s is a family owned business, which has specialised in wool from the native Shetland sheep for 5 generations. The family are dedicated to the survival of this unique fibre and as each new generation joins the business, this promotion becomes their life’s ambition.

The business was started in the early 1890’s. Set up by Robert Jamieson in Sandness, on the far west coast of the Shetland Isles. From his shop, he bought or exchanged for goods, knitwear from the local crofters. The knitted goods were then sold on to meet the public demand for fashionable Shetland hosiery beyond the island’s shores.

Over the next century, each generation of Jamieson brought their own skills and ideas to develop and progress the business. Andrew (Robert’s son) became one of the islands first wool brokers, buying the raw wool clip from the crofters and shipping it to Scotland’s mainland for processing. At the time, Shetland wool was believed to be too fragile to be spun on industrial machinery so it was blended with wool from coarser breeds. The very best blend of 'Shetland' yarn produced was only about 60% pure. This blended yarn never fulfilled the family’s dream of 100% pure Shetland knitwear; grown, spun and knitted in the Shetland Isles.

The next generation, Bertie (Andrew’s son) expanded the business in 1952 by opening a retail outlet in Lerwick, Shetland’s capital town. This was the start of the Jamieson Knitwear brand. Original Jamieson’s sweaters were hand-knitted by home workers using blended ‘Shetland yarn.

Chasing the life-long dream, Bertie, and his son Peter began to experiment with the spinning of pure Shetland yarn. Their efforts were successful and 100% pure Shetland yarn was produced in 1978 to the delight of the family. In 1981, they opened Jamieson’s Spinning, Shetland’s only commercial woollen mill. This unique mill, built in Sandness, completes all the stages of yarn production under one roof. This includes grading, scouring and dyeing fleece before colour blending, carding, spinning, twisting and balling to produce their 100% pure Shetland yarn.

After achieving this success, home production was hit by a sharp fall when the number of hand-knitters available in the islands declined due to the oil boom.  However, the demand for the Jamieson’s brand was steadily increasing. Recognising the urgent need to increase production, the Jamieson family were among the first in the islands to harness computerised knitting technology. Combining this technology with the 100% pure Shetland yarn produced in their mill, allows the highly complex traditional Fair Isle patterns to be re-created in an increasing range of both traditional and vibrant contemporary colours.

Recognising the potential for woven fabrics using these unique colourful yarns, Jamieson’s Spinning installed weaving looms and now produce an extensive range of genuine Shetland Tweeds and blankets. With the business now moving into its 5th generation, Peter, and his son Garry, continue to develop and promote their prized unique Shetland products. The extensive ranges of hand knitting yarns now being offered have been developed and extended with valuable assistance from their many international agents and distributors. Jamieson’s exclusive Shetland knitwear, fabrics and yarns are now available in premium stores and boutiques worldwide.

Fair Isle is een eiland behorend tot de Shetland Eilanden. Fair Isle ligt tussen de Shetland Islands en de Orkney Islands. Fair Isle is ook een breitechniek. Waar de motieven vandaan komen is niet duidelijk, waarschijnlijk uit de Baltische Staten.

Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. It is named after Fair Isle, a tiny island in the north of Scotland, that forms part of the Shetland islands. Fair Isle knitting gained a considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later to become Edward VIII) wore Fair Isle tank tops in public in 1921. Traditional Fair Isle patterns have a limited palette of five or so colours, use only two colours per row, are worked in the round, and limit the length of a run of any particular colour. Some people use the term "Fair Isle" to refer to any colourwork knitting where stitches are knit alternately in various colours, with the unused colours stranded across the back of the work. Others use the term "stranded colourwork" for the generic technique, and reserve the term "Fair Isle" for the characteristic patterns of the Shetland Islands.

De Shetland Eilanden - meer schapen dan mensen - liggen ver van alles verwijderd.
Het klimaat op Shetland is hard, de wol aangenaam zacht.


Map of the North Sea and the European North Atlantic Ocean

The Shetland Islands are situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. Fair Isle is in between Shetland- and Orkney Isles. About 70 inhabitants, mainly crofters.

Amongst maps and guidebooks, De Wandelwinkel sells woollen cardigans, sweaters, gloves, scarves and caps made in the countries and islands as shown on the map above.


Fair Isle (Faar is oud Noors voor schaap): eiland met kliffen, vogels en schapen.


Areal view of Fair Isle


Edward, HRH Prince of Wales in Fair Isle sweater, 1921

Prins Edward

Edward, HRH Prince of Wales. portrait by Sir Henry Lander, 1921

It was Prince Edward who popularized the Fair Isle sweater by beginning to wear it as golfwear, for some official public appearances, and to pose for this painting. The Fair Isle sweater is such a mainstream classic today that it's easy for us to underestimate the impact Prince Edward had on it.
De prins van Wales kreeg deze trui in 1921 van James A. Smith, een winkelier uit Lerwick op de Shetland Eilanden, met het verzoek de trui te dragen bij het golfen en andere openbare bezigheden. In zeer korte tijd werden Fair Isle truien razend populair bij de upper class en in geleerde kringen van Cambridge en Oxford.

Een replica van de Prince of Wales Fair Isle trui is speciaal voor De Wandelwinkel gemaakt door Jamieson’s of Shetland van de beste Shetlandse superzachte wol.
Prijs € 239,00


Specially made for De Wandelwinkel/Walks and Wools by Jamieson’s of Shetland

Detail trui Jamieson's of Shetland

Prince of Wales sweater as knitted on the Shetlands in 1921 for HRH Edward


Veelkleurig maar in een naturel fond en daardoor opvallend bescheiden

Detail trui Jamieson's of Shetland

Detail sleeve Prince of Wales sweater


De Shetlandse schapenwol kent 11 klassieke naturel kleuren. In oktober 2016 krijgt De Wandelwinkel ook een trui in naturel tinten, dus van ongeverfde wol.



De Jamieson’s of Shetland kleuren van ongeverfde wol worden verwerkt in heerlijk zachte traditionele Shetland truien die nooit uit de mode raken.

Wol Jamieson's of Shetland

Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift


Je zou bijna willen dat we altijd strenge en lange winters hadden.

Shetland wol

Ongeverfde Shetland wol in 100% milieuvriendelijke natuurlijke tinten


Shetland schapen komen voor in allerlei kleuren van de Shetlandse regenboog.

Schapen op Shetland

Zeewier etende Shetland schapen


Voe True Shetland
The Shetland breed is hardy, often navigating dangerous Voe cliffs to reach the sea shore and eat seaweed in the ebb tide. The distinctive wool they produce is world renowned and was worn by Sir Edmund Hillary when conquering Everest in 1953. Exclusive and highly prized Voe True Shetland is pure, natural, undyed virgin wool, hand graded and sorted by Island experts to give you the finest quality and the most authentic Shetland knitwear experience available.

Edmund Hillary

New Zealander Edmund Hillary presteerde uitmuntend in zijn Shetland jumper


In 1953, Sir Edmond Hiliary And Tenzing part of Captain Hunts team were the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The Shetland garments they wore consisted of jumpers and socks and scarfs.

The design, close fitted, in natural fawn was successful, and the largest size weighed only 184 grams.


Wol Jamieson's of Shetland

Ongeverfde Shetland wol in 100% milieuvriendelijke natuurlijke tinten


De Wandelwinkel in Deventer is het enige adres in Nederland met een zeer uitgebreide collectie Shetland- en Fair Isle truien. Kom, zie, voel en bewonder.

Faire Isle trui Jamieson's of Shetland

Fair Isle trui


Fair Isle knitwear geeft meer kleur aan het dagelijkse leven.

Trui Faire Isle Jamieson's of Shetland

Kleurenstalen (swatches) van Fair Isle motieven


Goedgemutst naar de Shetland Wool Week, een jaarlijks terugkerend evenement.

Shetland Wool Week

Shetland Wool Week, A sea of hats at the opening ceremony



Zoveel schapen- zoveel wol - zoveel truien


Prijzen van Jamieson’s of Shetland Fair Isle truien en vesten: € 140 - € 240
Prices Jamieson’s of Shetland Fair Isle sweaters and cardigans: € 140 - € 240



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