Monday, 16 September 2013

ragamuffin loves...woolly accessories!

How sad are we? We've been left feeling practically giddy of late by the chill in the air and the nights drawing in...all because we just can't wait to wear woolly things. There, we've said it...we're addicted to wool and we're not ashamed! However, even we admit that it's not quite cold enough yet to wear and Icelandic cardi or wool coat so we've started to dip a toe into winter - with accessories!

We just love these pure wool stoles, beautifully woven in India. They are disappearing fast already, so be quick if you want to bag one this season...Assorted wool stoles from £42.50

Always a classic, a pure lambswool tartan scarf from Johnstons of Elgin looks fabulous with a winter coat. They suit men & women so, even better, you can share with your loved one! Tartan scarves from £19.50

A few years ago, Breege Walsh (who worked in our Edinburgh store for 8 years) waved farewell to Scotland and moved back to her native Ireland from where she continues to make her range of hats and mittens (pictured). Our customers love them, they are soft, comfortable and come in all of our favourite colours! Hats from £39.50, mitts from £27.50

We used to sell Judith Glue's famous Rune Stone jackets many years ago and were delighted when her daughter, Annie, followed her into knitwear design. Annie Glue's scarves and wrist warmers cleverly combine traditional Scottish patterns with modern yarns and techniques. Scarves from £35, wrist warmers £27.50

When we bumped into lovely Kate Ramsay in Ireland a couple of years ago, we knew you would all love her soft silk and wool felting. Her outrageously big flowers and crazy felt boas are so ragamuffin! Boas £39.50, Giant Flowers £25

We have stocked Buttercup's traditional knits for longer than we'd care to admit! We love their heavily patterned hats - mix with stripes and florals for a modern take on a classic hat!

Also traditional and equally lovely are these socks from West Yorkshire Spinners, made from beautiful Bluefaced Leicester yarn. We were introduced to them by Sophie's Wild Woollens and are grateful as they are the best socks we've seen in a long time! They come in diferent colours in lady's and men's sizes at £15.95 per pair

We never hide the fact that we love buying things from all over the world and are proud to stock accessories from many ethical suppliers.

For the uber trendy amongst you - Kusan stock an amazing range of ecologically and ethically made accessories, made from beautiful New Zealand wool. We've had to order again as our first autumn delivery from them sold out almost immediately. Prices start at £15.95 for earmuffs & mitts and around £21.50 for hats

Chunky, fleece lined hats, mitts and snoods are the order of the day at Pachamama - another of our ethically conscious suppliers. Whether it's a simple baggy beanie or some patterned hats and mitts, this is one of our most popular winter collections. With mitts, hats and beanies from £11.50, you can
see why!

When the summer craziness dies down a bit, we have time to get a smidge creative ourselves! We knit up the Colinette yarn into bobble hats, slouch beanies and headbands. For knitters who like our designs - you can buy a hank for £8.95 and rustle up something equally fantastic! For those of you who don't, our accessories start at £12.50 for a corsage up to £39.50 for a trendy slouch beanie

We have so many other fabulous things this season, so if you can, come and see us soon! Ciao for now!