Where it began
This Summer we have been knitting more hats for Iona Craft Shop located on the west coast of Scotland on the Isle of Iona. The craft shop first opened its doors back in 1965, providing locals and tourists with a range of carefully curated art prints, homeware, knitted clothing & accessories. They are proud of the superb quality and ethical Scottish design behind each of the products found in store.
While exhibiting at Scotland’s Trade Fair in 2013 we had the pleasure of meeting the team behind the business. The craft shop has stocked a collection of our Wonky hats since then, including some of the designs below.
Iona also produce their own yarn from the sheep who inhabit the isle. In June the fleece is sheared, sorted, and spun into a natural grey yarn. It’s
also available in an exciting array of dyed colours – my favourite is the Sea Green. It is a treat to work with as the natural oils in the yarn leave your hands feeling so soft. You can read more about the properties of different yarns in our blog post here.
Custom Design Hats
We love working with the team at Iona Craft Shop. This year we have created a custom design hat using the 4th edition of their 100% single origin Iona Wool. As specialists in custom design, we love working closely with our customers to create beautiful bespoke hats. If you would like to read more about the order process, here is a link to our custom design page.
If you are planning a visit to Iona, we are sure you’ll find yourself in their wonderful shop. You can see their full collection of Iona wool hats available on their website here. Make sure you say hi from us if you make it there.