WJPatersonDesigns

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Announcement    *** NOVA SCOTIA KNITS - FORMERLY WJP KNITS - LAUNCHING 1ST JANUARY 2023 -WWW.NOVASCOTIAKNITS.COM
FOLLOW ME ON RAVELRY AND LOVECRAFTS TOO. FOR 2023, I AM MOVING FORWARD WITH EXPANDING MY RANGE OF KNITTING PATTERNS.

*** IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTICE - DUE TO STRIKES BY BOTH POST OFFICE COUNTERS AND ROYAL MAIL, THERE MAY BE A SMALL DELAY IN YOUR PURCHASE REACHING YOU. MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THIS, HOWEVER, IT IS SADLY OUTWITH MY CONTROL AND AFFECTS EVERY BUSINESS HERE IN THE UK ***

MY DESIGNS ARE A BLEND OF TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARY. I USE TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS - TECHNIQUES AND YARN, BLENDING THEM SEAMLESSLY WITH MODERN IDEAS AND STYLES. WORKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH SUSTAINABLEY PRODUCED NATURAL YARNS (SHEEP - ECO-FRIENDLY, ORGANIC AND BIO DEGRADABLE) THAT ARE PRODUCED IN THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND (WHERE I LIVE) BY A HERITAGE FAMILY RUN YARN SPINNER/DYER WHO HAS BEEN PRODUCING THE FINEST QUALITY OF YARNS SINCE 1798.

I'M A HUGE SUPPORTER OF THE SLOW FASHION MOVEMENT - MOVING AWAY FROM MASS MANUFACTURING AND FOCUSING MORE ON THE QUALITY OF HAND MADE. WHICH IS WHY I HIGHY ENCOUARGE PEOPLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN CLOTHING. WHEN AN ITEM HAS BEEN HAND MADE, YOU APPRICIATE MORE NOT ONLY THE QUALITY, BUT THE WHOLE CREATIVE PROCESS AND THE DEDICATION OF THE ARTISAN WHO HAS LOVINGLY MADE THE ITEM. EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN MY STORE HAS BEEN HAND KNITTED BY MYSELF - I DON'T USE ANY FORM OF MACHINERY IN MY CREATIVE PROCESS. YOUR CLOTHING SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME - NOT JUST A FEW MONTHS.

******** SHIPPING UPDATE********
WHILST I AM VERY HAPPY TO SHIP PHYSICAL ITEMS WORLDWIDE, THERE ARE 4 COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW THAT I AM NOT ABLE TO SHIP PHYSICAL ITEMS TO -
GERMANY - NEW LUCID ID LICENSE REQUIRED FOR SHIPPING,
RUSSIA - OBVIOUS REASONS WITH THE WAR,
BELARUS - AS PER RUSSIA,
CHINA - FOR SUPPORTING RUSSIA AND THEIR UNETHICAL PRACTISES.
EVERYWHERE ELSE IS FINE FOR ME TO SHIP TO.


THANK YOU AGAIN FOR VISITING MY ETSY STORE AND PLEASE STAY SAFE.
WJ XX
WWW.NOVASCOTIAKNITS.COM

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Last updated on Dec 6, 2022

*** NOVA SCOTIA KNITS - FORMERLY WJP KNITS - LAUNCHING 1ST JANUARY 2023 -WWW.NOVASCOTIAKNITS.COM
FOLLOW ME ON RAVELRY AND LOVECRAFTS TOO. FOR 2023, I AM MOVING FORWARD WITH EXPANDING MY RANGE OF KNITTING PATTERNS.

*** IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTICE - DUE TO STRIKES BY BOTH POST OFFICE COUNTERS AND ROYAL MAIL, THERE MAY BE A SMALL DELAY IN YOUR PURCHASE REACHING YOU. MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR THIS, HOWEVER, IT IS SADLY OUTWITH MY CONTROL AND AFFECTS EVERY BUSINESS HERE IN THE UK ***

MY DESIGNS ARE A BLEND OF TRADITION AND CONTEMPORARY. I USE TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS - TECHNIQUES AND YARN, BLENDING THEM SEAMLESSLY WITH MODERN IDEAS AND STYLES. WORKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH SUSTAINABLEY PRODUCED NATURAL YARNS (SHEEP - ECO-FRIENDLY, ORGANIC AND BIO DEGRADABLE) THAT ARE PRODUCED IN THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND (WHERE I LIVE) BY A HERITAGE FAMILY RUN YARN SPINNER/DYER WHO HAS BEEN PRODUCING THE FINEST QUALITY OF YARNS SINCE 1798.

I'M A HUGE SUPPORTER OF THE SLOW FASHION MOVEMENT - MOVING AWAY FROM MASS MANUFACTURING AND FOCUSING MORE ON THE QUALITY OF HAND MADE. WHICH IS WHY I HIGHY ENCOUARGE PEOPLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN CLOTHING. WHEN AN ITEM HAS BEEN HAND MADE, YOU APPRICIATE MORE NOT ONLY THE QUALITY, BUT THE WHOLE CREATIVE PROCESS AND THE DEDICATION OF THE ARTISAN WHO HAS LOVINGLY MADE THE ITEM. EVERY SINGLE ITEM IN MY STORE HAS BEEN HAND KNITTED BY MYSELF - I DON'T USE ANY FORM OF MACHINERY IN MY CREATIVE PROCESS. YOUR CLOTHING SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME - NOT JUST A FEW MONTHS.

******** SHIPPING UPDATE********
WHILST I AM VERY HAPPY TO SHIP PHYSICAL ITEMS WORLDWIDE, THERE ARE 4 COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW THAT I AM NOT ABLE TO SHIP PHYSICAL ITEMS TO -
GERMANY - NEW LUCID ID LICENSE REQUIRED FOR SHIPPING,
RUSSIA - OBVIOUS REASONS WITH THE WAR,
BELARUS - AS PER RUSSIA,
CHINA - FOR SUPPORTING RUSSIA AND THEIR UNETHICAL PRACTISES.
EVERYWHERE ELSE IS FINE FOR ME TO SHIP TO.


THANK YOU AGAIN FOR VISITING MY ETSY STORE AND PLEASE STAY SAFE.
WJ XX
WWW.NOVASCOTIAKNITS.COM

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Sales 1,021
On Etsy since 2014

100% Scottish from Sheep to Shawl

Hi,

I’m Wendy Jane and I originally hail from rural north of Scotland

Coming from Scotland, knitting is a way of life for many people and I was first taught how to knit when I was only 5 years. Moving forward to the age of 18, I was very lucky to start working as an apprentice for the designer Val Whyte where I specialized in machine knitted fair isle garments. Whilst working there I was given the opportunity to create a couple of jumpers for two members of the British royal family.

I worked there for around 3 years then moved to Aberdeen where I completed an HND in Media.

Flash forward to 2005 and I moved away to London and ended up doing all manner of interesting jobs such as value items for an auction company and working in TV. 2012 saw me starting my own business as I knew this was the route that was best for me so I started selling true vintage ballgowns and wedding dresses from the 20s to 50s. During my start up year, I was involved in a life changing accident that left me with mobility issues. I introduced hand made velvet kimonos to my business that I made myself and I received lots of media features for them including Unfolded magazine in the US and Company magazine in the UK.

2016 saw me move back home to my roots in rural Scotland and I made the choice to go back to my passion of knitting and so WJP Knits rose up from the ashes. Where I live, is fairly close to the JC Rennie mill and Johnstone’s of Elgin and Knockando mills are also within easy distance of my home.

Knitting is a true passion in life, from a young age, I aspired to be able to create textiles and I follow the slow fashion ethic - hand made is best made. My work is inspired by my Scottish roots and encompasses traditional techniques and yarn whilst creating items that are contemporary. I like to marry modern colours and designs with locally produced sustainable yarns from JC Rennie who have been producing yarns since the late 1700s.

When I'm not knitting, I enjoy taking moody monochrome photos of my life's journey.

Thank you for visiting my little Etsy store,
Wendy Jane x

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  • Wendy Jane Paterson

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Hi I'm WJ and I'm a trained knitwear designer and have worked on and off, in the fashion industry as a designer, manager, retailer, since 1990. My educational background though is in media. All items are designed and made by myself.

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Last updated on August 14, 2022
Hi and welcome to WJP Knits, open the door and a peek inside.
All of my items are hand knitted in Scotland by myself using Scottish produced sustainable lambswool.

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Cancellations: not accepted

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Payment

I accept direct payments via Etsy as well as PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
I am very happy to provide layaways and sensible/affordable payment plans for items - just convo me to discuss your requirments.

Shipping

******** SHIPPING UPDATE********
WHILST I AM VERY HAPPY TO SHIP PHYSICAL ITEMS WORLDWIDE, THERE ARE 4 COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW THAT I AM NOT ABLE TO SHIP PHYSICAL ITEMS TO -
GERMANY - NEW LUCID ID LICENSE REQUIRED FOR SHIPPING,
RUSSIA - OBVIOUS REASONS WITH THE WAR,
BELARUS - AS PER RUSSIA,
CHINA - FOR SUPPORTING RUSSIA AND THEIR UNETHICAL PRACTISES.
EVERYWHERE ELSE IS FINE FOR ME TO SHIP TO
Ready to wear items are sent by a tracked method within 5 working days of purchase.
All other items are made to order with an approx 4 to 8 week turnaround depending on the design and colour of yarn that you choose -I have a range of nearly 100 colours to work from and order the yarn especially just for your order.

Additional policies and FAQs

Some of my items are made to order just for you. You get to choose your own colours for your purchase so please do take into consideration that there is an approx 4 to 8 week production turnaround on most custom orders - I order the yarn is especially for you and they are all knitted and finished by hand. Please refer to the individual listings for more info on the production times.

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I do not retain or share any information regarding your purchases from my Etsy store. All transactions are done via Etsy direct payment system which is supported via PayPal so no information is held. Also, I do not spam you with after sales offers etc.
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