WJPatersonDesigns

KNITTING PATTERNS, KITS, YARN & HAND KNITS

Inverness, United Kingdom

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Announcement    DEAREST CUSTOMERS,
THANK YOU YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF MY SMALL BUSINESS THROUGHOUT THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ MY SHIPPING UPDATE BELOW.

*** SHIPPING UPDATE - MY FIRST SHIPPING DATE OF 2021 WILL THE THE 8TH OF JANUARY - WE GET A FEW EXTRA DAYS OF HOLIDAYS IN SCOTLAND! (YAY). DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, I'M CURRENTLY SHIPPING PHYSICAL ITEMS ONCE A WEEK ON A FRIDAY MORNING ONLY. ITEMS WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO ARRIVE, HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE SENT VIA A TRACKED METHOD. UK POSTAGE IS FREE. ***

ALL OF MY KNITS ARE CREATED BY HAND, NOT MACHINE, BY MYSELF USING HIGH QUALITY YARN MADE FROM SUSTAINABLE, ENVIRONMENTLY FRIENDLY, NATURAL FIBRES THAT ARE SPUN IN ABERDEENSHIRE (SCOTLAND). I AM HAPPY TO KNIT A CUSTOM ORDER FOR YOU - I HAVE ACCESS TO A RANGE OF NEARLY 100 DIFFERENT COLOURS OF FINE LAMBSWOOL. PAYMENT PLANS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS OVER £100. JUST CONVO ME!

THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH FOR VISITING MY STORE AND PLEASE STAY SAFE,
WENDY JANE XX
WWW.WJPKNITS.COM

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Last updated on Feb 6, 2021

DEAREST CUSTOMERS,
THANK YOU YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF MY SMALL BUSINESS THROUGHOUT THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ MY SHIPPING UPDATE BELOW.

*** SHIPPING UPDATE - MY FIRST SHIPPING DATE OF 2021 WILL THE THE 8TH OF JANUARY - WE GET A FEW EXTRA DAYS OF HOLIDAYS IN SCOTLAND! (YAY). DUE TO THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, I'M CURRENTLY SHIPPING PHYSICAL ITEMS ONCE A WEEK ON A FRIDAY MORNING ONLY. ITEMS WILL TAKE A LITTLE LONGER TO ARRIVE, HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE SENT VIA A TRACKED METHOD. UK POSTAGE IS FREE. ***

ALL OF MY KNITS ARE CREATED BY HAND, NOT MACHINE, BY MYSELF USING HIGH QUALITY YARN MADE FROM SUSTAINABLE, ENVIRONMENTLY FRIENDLY, NATURAL FIBRES THAT ARE SPUN IN ABERDEENSHIRE (SCOTLAND). I AM HAPPY TO KNIT A CUSTOM ORDER FOR YOU - I HAVE ACCESS TO A RANGE OF NEARLY 100 DIFFERENT COLOURS OF FINE LAMBSWOOL. PAYMENT PLANS MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS OVER £100. JUST CONVO ME!

THANK YOU AGAIN SO MUCH FOR VISITING MY STORE AND PLEASE STAY SAFE,
WENDY JANE XX
WWW.WJPKNITS.COM

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About WJPatersonDesigns

Sales 780
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.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 26, 2020
Hi and welcome to WJP Knits, open the door and a peek inside.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I am happy to accept refunds of physical items strictly within 14 days of receiving your purchase (excludes sale items). Items must be in a new unworn/unused condition and sent back using the original packaging.
Sorry, I am unable to accept returns/exchanges on bespoke made to order items.

Shipping costs are non refundable.

Sorry, I can't accept refunds/returns on sale and sample items, nor do I accept refunds of digital downloads.
Payment
I accept direct payments via Etsy as well as PayPal and Etsy gift cards
Shipping
For security, all physical items are sent by a tracked method within 5 working days of purchase.
Ready to wear/samples items are ready to ship and I normally post items once a week.
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 3 TO 4 week turnaround on most custom orders - I order the yarn is especially for you
Privacy
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.