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Winter Show at Hanson St Studios

The weekend of the 7th and 8th of December is the last dates of our winter show – There will be new work by painters, stained glass artists , ceramics and textile artists – in fact so many gems of gifts its hard to choose!

The show is set in the main foyer of the Hanson st studios and starts at 11am each day – there is also a great little cafe for coffee and soup. Come along and meet the artists themselves! Come and buy handmade , unique gifts this year for your loved ones!

Here are some images of the show last weekend – this weekend there will be even more things to choose from! There really are some fantastic bargins to be had!


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Buy Cashmere Wraps. Exclusive Design By Emmajo

Been looking at cashmere wraps and haven’t found one that’s just a bit different from everyone else’s? My name is Emmajo and I have been designing exclusive cashmere wraps for every special occasion or just for everyday wear for two decades.  So read on and I’ll show you what’s in my boutique…

Cashmere is a luxuriant wool that many a fashion-conscious woman has dreamed of wearing against her skin. Its silken feel, feather-light weight, and appreciable status make it highly desirable.

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Despite the glamour associated with cashmere, it hails from humble beginnings. Cashmere is the wool or fur of the Kashmir goat. Kashmir goats are primarily raised in Mongolia, but many are bred
in Iran, Tibet, India and China. American herders have also joined the
international cashmere production market in recent years.

Cashmere is harvested from the goats during their annual molting season through the shedding or the shearing of their down. In the frigid high desert climates where most of the goats are raised, the dense inner coat guards against harsh winter weather, but once seasons change, goats begin to lose the protective layer of down.

The finest cashmere comes from the underbelly and throat of the goats, but a lesser grade is also taken from the goats’ legs and backs. Longer fibers from the belly and throat area make the wool especially soft and cause less “pilling” when the fibers are woven into garments such as sweaters, shawls, capes, dresses, and coats for both men and women. The shorter fibers from the backs and legs are heavier and less expensive, making it easier to afford a luxury garment.

Cashmere comes naturally in white, gray and brown, but the wool is easily dyed. The grey and brown wool is used for darker colours and the white for the pastel colours.

Garments made of cashmere were once only available to royalty because the rarity of the wool increased its value.

Kate Middleton wears cashmere wraps stylishly

Emma Jo’s Cashmere wraps are quite unique, She buys in cashmere wraps and scarves from Nepal and then appliques them with vintage silks and linens, sometimes  unusual fabrics from designer Paris  fashion houses. This makes the cashmere wraps completely original and often a work of art in themselves!

One of the other cashmere wraps that Emma jo makes is a 2ply cashmere blend scarf that she adorns with Harris tweed.
Napoleon is said to have popularized the use of cashmere wraps when he gave his second wife, Empress Eugenie, seventeen of them!

In more recent years, old and new-Hollywood glamour icons graced the silver screen, bringing cashmere to the hearts of people everywhere.

long time no see!

Can’t believe I haven’t been on here for so long! Been doing lots of things including new scarves and lots of new tapestries which i’ll show you in future posts! i just couldn’t wait to show you my new royal stewart cashmere scarves and my robert burns check scarf.

The scarves are 2ply cashmere and the woven check or tartan is pure new wool woven in scotland. We’ve been selling these scarves in other tartans exclusively to Inverary castle in Argyll and a few other places! The scarves are 12 x 56 inches and are a complete bargin gift!

speak soon!

check them out in my etsy shop

www.jemmajo.etsy.com     pardon the pun!

lack of posts

sorry for the lack of posts and pictures, I have been kinda overwhelmed with orders and working all spare hours in the new studio. I will try and get some pics up! I’m off to oban this friday to take some scarves to a shop who is intertested- and am possibly going to start asking other potential places too.

Hopefull I’ll manage to get the rest of my things in the studio – loom is still wrapped up in the garden awaiting transport and so is the smaller wooden one inside and also my grandfathers stand which I use to sit on when weaving.

hooray! New Studio!

At last after 7 years of waiting I’ve got a new studio ! Can’t wait to have most of my stuff out of the house and my loom saved from the garden!!

Not quite sure how I’m going to afford it but I’ll just have to chase those potential commissions! ( I have a few) tapestry portaits in the potential pipe line!

Any way I’d better get on…

 just desperate to tell you!

fingers crossed!

got someone to come and see my machine on friday to tell me whether it is worth being fixed or not… still can’t believe it… was a wedding present 4 yrs ago …stayed in its box unopened til feb and  motor has given up already! So of course is out of guarantee, warranty etc….

Gosh I’d better sell some scarves at this craft fair on sat! I’ll need the money for a new sewing machine if its un fixable! Fingers crossed!


one of the newer scarves being modelled by the lovely claire!

the sky is falling!

My computer went down my sewing machine has bust! – it feels like the sky is falling on my head!

on a positive note I phoned Invercottage and they definately are going to place an order for their exclusive Maclachlan tartan scarves in Jan so that is positive! Also  Maison Cadeaux is going to take some sale or return! Things are going up and down here! I really felt as if I had my arms cut off when the server was down though!

I got some black watch tartan at a good price so I was going to make a black watch check scarf for Saturdays craft fair – I’ll have to see if I can borrow some one elses machine!

The craft fair I am doing is ‘Made in the Shade’ at the light house GlaSGOW 10.30 til 5.30 this sat 25th of October.

I just love these!!!!!!

tan agua mix with that little sparkle!

tan agua mix with that little sparkle!

lovely lavender mix!

lovely lavender mix!


Today I listed 4 new wraps into my jemmajo shop, only to find that my mind went blank and I couldn’t think of good appealing titles for them! I’ve listed them under colourway in hope!

Must be the stress of this week………..

macleod silk tartan with navy and two tone green grey silk

macleod silk tartan with navy and two tone green grey silk

Remember if you have any small pieces of fabric you would like  to be accented on to a fine cashmere wrap just convo me at my shop on etsy…..I’d be happy to oblige……….