West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Jo Allport

Jo Allport is new to West Moss-side in 2014 - it is always wonderful to find new creative artists to come and share their passion.  Jo started Yarn Tree Designs to fulfill a lifelong ambition to create a knitwear design company.  She produces many commercial hand knit patterns, based on her unique style and inspired designs. Collections take their inspiration from Scotland's rich heritage and natural landscape.  All her designs have influences from both traditional Scottish garments and from Scottish knitting techniques. 

In the last year, she has written a book which uses the lovely Noro yarn and is called “What can I knit tonight”.  This covers smaller projects which can be knitted in one evening, one day or one weekend. She has also produced a kids learn to knit book. 

She runs workshops where beginners and improvers are encouraged to develop both their knitting skills and a lifelong love of yarn.  

 


 

 

In the last year, she has written a book which uses the lovely Noro yarn and is called “What can I knit tonight”.  This covers smaller projects which can be knitted in one evening, one day or one weekend. She has also produced a kids learn to knit book. 

She runs workshops where beginners and improvers are encouraged to develop both their knitting skills and a lifelong love of yarn.  

Jo has also set up the “Knit a Gift Club”, a new partnership with Blacker Yarns. Blacker yarns is a specialist yarn producer, based in Cornwall, that spins wool, mohair and alpaca in small amounts.

This club entitles subscribers to receive either 3 or 6 lovely kits, which are delivered every other month and contain two patterns designed by Jo, with yarn from different breeds of sheep.

Jo also sells her own patterns and kits on her website, www.yarntreedesigns.co.uk